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Director:
Writers:
Gilbert Wakefield (story)
Lajos Biró (adaptation)
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Release Date:
15 January 1938 (USA) See more »
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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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fairly amusing and very English! See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Merle Oberon ... Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere

Laurence Olivier ... Everard Logan
Binnie Barnes ... Lady Claire Mere

Ralph Richardson ... Lord Mere
Morton Selten ... Lord Steele
J.H. Roberts ... Slade
Gertrude Musgrove ... Saunders, the Maid
Gus McNaughton ... Room Service Waiter
H.B. Hallam ... Jefferies, the Butler
Eileen Peel ... Mrs. Johnson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Benham ... Wearing a blue gown with a large crystal necklace (uncredited)
Lewis Gilbert ... Tom (uncredited)
Hal Gordon ... Taxi driver (uncredited)
Edward Lexy ... Peters, Club Attendant (uncredited)
Hugh McDermott ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Eva Moore ... Lady (uncredited)

Michael Rennie ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Victor Rietti ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Patricia Roc ... Minor Role (uncredited)
C. Denier Warren ... Royal Park Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Whelan 
 
Writing credits
Gilbert Wakefield (story "Counsels Opinion")

Lajos Biró (adaptation) (as Lajos Biro)

Ian Dalrymple (scenario and dialogue) and
Arthur Wimperis (scenario and dialogue)

Robert E. Sherwood  uncredited

Produced by
Alexander Korda .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
Lionel Salter (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
L.J.W. Stokvis 
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert  (as Rene Hubert)
 
Production Management
David B. Cunynghame .... production manager
Wilfred O'Kelly .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Brandon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Lazare Meerson .... settings designer
Paul Sheriff .... assistant art director (as P. Sherriff)
Alec Waugh .... assistant art director (as A. Waugh)
 
Sound Department
Charles Tasto .... sound recordist (as C.R. Tasto)
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
John W. Mitchell .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ned Mann .... special effects director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Hildyard .... camera operator (as J. Hildyard)
 
Editorial Department
William Hornbeck .... supervising editor
Geoffrey Foot .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
 
Other crew
Leslie Henson .... originally presented by arrangement with
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color consultant
Frith Shepherd .... originally presented by arrangement with
William V. Skall .... photographic advisor: Technicolor
 
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Runtime:
92 min | USA:91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Microphonic Noiseless System)

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Trivia:
This film is an adaptation of the same play as Counsel's Opinion (1933). Both films were produced by Alexander Korda, and Binnie Barnes appears in both of them, as Leslie in the earlier film and as Lady Mere in this one.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When on the ship, Logan and Leslie move to the bulwark and Logan holds on to the pillar to his right. In the very next shot, he has both of his hands on the top rail and then holds on to the pillar to his right again.See more »
Quotes:
Leslie:You're much too nice to turn me out.
Logan:Nice! My dear young lady, you don't know me. The trouble with me is that I'm weak. A charming young girl like you can put anything over on me in five minutes. But at least I know my weakness, so I force myself to be rude. Sometimes even brutal!
[Leslie starts backing Logan into a corner]
Leslie:You do like talking about yourself, don't you?
Logan:Why... yes... most men do. But at least they know the truth about themselves. Women don't. They only know the truth about each other.
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Featured in The Trouble with Merle (2002)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
fairly amusing and very English!, 24 November 2007
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

In rather wishy-washy Technicolor, this comedy of manners which the US did so well, and the UK less so, puts Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon together (they would make a good team in Wuthering Heights as well) as the couple who set off on a mistaken identity trial where Olivier's barrister thinks he is arranging the divorce of Oberon's husband because of her staying in his hotel room ...

It is a story that's been done a lot, and often better than this, but the playing of the leads means there is a certain amount of comedy and a bit of a mischievous spark from Oberon, who knows she has to catch this particular fish, but hatches an elaborate plan to do so.

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