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The Mysterious Mr. Davis (1939)

 -  Drama  -  January 1940 (UK)
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Henry Kendall ...
Julian Roscoe
Kathleen Kelly ...
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Richard Gofe ...
Teddy Roscoe
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Theodore F. Wilcox - the Lunatic
Morris Harvey ...
Cecil Goldenburg
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Anita Goldenberg (as Jeane Stuart)
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Lord Avonmouth (as Bromley Davenport)
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The Landlord (as Quenton McPherson)
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Fred Duprez ...
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Surrel Comedy
9 April 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I think that this film was made in 1938.In any event it gives an insight into the financial chicanery of the era which led to a general recession in 1938,causing the financial collapse of many film companies including Gaumont British and Twickenham studios.Henry Kendall is in a bad way financially.So he is wanted as a stooge for a shady transaction.He has second thoughts ,invents a partner,Mr Davis,manages to get his hands on some junk bonds and creates the illusion of wealth.Meanwhile Alastair Sim is coming in and out of the film as a financier whose had a mental breakdown.Kendall picks a W.Davis out of the phone book and she becomes involved in this strange film.Much of what lacks coherence and makes hardly any sense.It ends happily,


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