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Young Man's Fancy (1939)

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:
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Lord Alban
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Miss Ada
Seymour Hicks ...
Duke of Beaumont
Billy Bennett ...
Capt. Boumphray
Edward Rigby ...
Gray
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Duchess of Beaumont
Meriel Forbes ...
Miss Crowther
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Sir Caleb Crowther
Raymond Aimos ...
Tramp (as Aimos)
Phyllis Monkman ...
Esme
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Mr. Fothergill
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Chairman
Allan 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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Trivia

Following the opening credits, a playbill taken from the leather bound book reads Cavendish Music Hall Theatre of Varieties Week Ending Sept. 3rd, 1870. See more »

Quotes

Lord Alban: You remind me of my mother
Miss Crowther: You needn't pay me compliments
Lord Alban: I wasn't
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits of the film with photographs of the leading actors, are shown in a hand turned leather bound book with clasp. See more »

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Spring Song
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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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