A run-away school-girl falls among chorus girls planning to marry into the nobility.

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George Robey ...
Horace Blount
Hugh Sinclair ...
Earl of Pangborough
Naunton Wayne ...
Hugo Smythe
Moore Marriott ...
Bretherton Hythe
Mary Clare ...
Mrs. Wallis
David Burns ...
Joe Gold
Kathleen Harrison ...
Penelope
Drusilla Wills ...
Miss Polkinghome
Wilson Coleman ...
Mr. Joliffe
Helen Haye ...
Aunt Primrose
Frederick Burtwell ...
Hodder
Muriel Aked ...
Mme. Dupont, headmistress
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A girl runs away from her Swiss finishing-school to go on the stage under a false name just as a rich young rubber-planter returns to England to inherit a title... with her fellow lodgers and chorus-girls both determined to get their hooks into him. The honours are about even as Gloria and Clytie fight it out for the Earl's attentions, until the whole chorus line is unexpectedly invited to spend the weekend at the Pangborough mansion, along with their producer Joe Gold and the wallet-lifting Hugo... and the *real* Leslie James makes an appearance... Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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25 September 1939 (UK)  »

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Great Comedy
17 December 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I beg to differ with the other review on this film,it is something special.For a start directed by Carol Reed at the start of his career.Just look at the cast Lockwood,Palmer Houston supported by Harrison,Marriott and making one of his rare film appearances George Robey.Once the film gets past the opening sequence in the finishing school it really hits its stride.There are so many funny lines that you missed them on the first viewing .aAn example"the rice pudding wasn't very popular""we will have it for curry tomorrow",The constant badinage between Palmer and Houston is hilarious.Lockwood being the straight woman in all of this.The musical numbers are not meant to be that great but the lyrics are really funny .Even if you are not Btitish give this a try,i don't think you will be disappointed.


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