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Young Man's Fancy (1939)

 |  Comedy  |  8 January 1940 (UK)
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An aristocratic Englishman is engaged to a brewery heiress. He's not happy though and, during a visit to a circus he meets and falls in love with a human cannonball.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffith Jones ...
Lord Alban
...
Miss Ada
Seymour Hicks ...
Duke of Beaumont
Billy Bennett ...
Capt. Boumphray
Edward Rigby ...
Gray
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Martita Hunt ...
Duchess of Beaumont
Meriel Forbes ...
Miss Crowther
Felix Aylmer ...
Sir Caleb Crowther
Raymond Aimos ...
Tramp (as Aimos)
Phyllis Monkman ...
Esme
Morton Selten ...
Mr. Fothergill
George Carney ...
Chairman
Alan Aynesworth ...
Mr. Trubshaw
Athene Seyler ...
Milliner
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An aristocratic Englishman is engaged to a brewery heiress. He's not happy though and, during a visit to a circus he meets and falls in love with a human cannonball. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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8 January 1940 (UK)  »

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Hans nåd gör skandal  »

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This film was a personal favorite of star Anna Lee. See more »

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Sir Caleb Crowther: Personal safety must take a second place where British capital is at stake.
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Stéphanie Gavotte, Op. 312
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Music by Alphons Czibulka
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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Engaging Ealing Comedy
10 December 2009 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film is currently available view at the BFI Mediatheque as part of their British Cinema of the 1930s season.Ignore the marks that people have given it on this site.It is a stylish witty comedy with fine performances from all of the cast but in particular Seymour Hicks and Martita Hunt.The story is hardly new.A young aristocrat is being forced into a loveless marriage with a wealthy brewers daughter.he flees to a music hall where the Human cannonball(Anna Lee)is fired out of a cannon literally into his lap.Initially they are at each others throats but of course hate turns to love.They decide to go off to Paris to break up his engagement with somewhat unexpected consequences.This really is a delightful film which deserves to have some decent reputation.Hopefully its current availability will allow this.


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