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Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved  |   |  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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Maurice Cass ...
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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:

La tía de Carlos  »

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1.37 : 1
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Somewhat a landmark film for 20th Century-Fox, as it was the first film they offered the exhibitors under the recently-established terms of the consent decree, conditions that no longer allowed a film studio or company to force the exhibitors to book a large block of films from the same company in order to get any film from that company in a production season. They could still require the exhibitor to make bookings in blocks of five, and "Charley's Aunt" was the first of the five offered. The other four could have been turkeys, but they had to be booked in order to get "Charley's Aunt." See more »

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(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 »

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[first lines]
Student: Good afternoon, Mr. Redcliff.
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Version of Charleys tant (1926) See more »

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Charley's Aunt: The Hunt May Be at an End
29 September 2001 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I loved the movie, but like the subscribee above, I haven't seen it in 20 years or so. It's not available on video in any country and I've checked every specialty video line--- no-one has it. The good news is that I'm told someone saw a copy on ebay this week. It's not there now, but if there's one out there, there must be more. Check ebay through October. It's Jack's film best after "To Be or Not to Be" in my opinion and better than "Horn" or "George Washington Slept

Here" (3rd place?) Anyway, If I find one, I'll cheer


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