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Charley's Aunt (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  1 August 1941 (USA)
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

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Redcliff
Arleen Whelan ...
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Ernest Cossart ...
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Harley Stafford
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Lionel Pape ...
Hilary Babberly
C. Montague Shaw ...
Elderly Professor
Maurice Cass ...
Octogenarian Professor
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Storyline

Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney pressure fellow student Fancourt Babberly to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt Donna Lucia. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen Spettigue. Complications begin when Fancourt, in drag, becomes the love object of old Spettigue and Sir Francis Chesney. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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1 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Tia de Carlitos  »

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1.37 : 1
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Richard Haydn did not use his did not use his usual 'timid professor' voice when playing "Charley"; however, he did use that voice when dubbing the opening line of the movie ("Good afternoon, Mr. Redcliff") for what is presumably an uncredited extra. See more »

Goofs

(at around 15 mins) Babberley puts his hat on the chair to the right of the door as he enters Jack's room. After hiding the stolen champagne in a case and making for the door he is met by Jack and Charley. When Jack puts his own hat on the same chair there is no sign of Babberley's. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Student: Good afternoon, Mr. Redcliff.
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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Burns and Allen Show (1954) See more »

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Excellent English Farce
7 July 2002 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

This is the type of classic movie that should be released on DVD as soon as possible! Fans of turn-of-the-century style English Farce will want to add it to their collection. Jack Benny is superb as is the rest of the cast of this black and white classic that must be seen to be appreciated. 20th Century Fox, PLEASE add this movie to your collection of classic films.


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