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He Found a Star (1941)

Approved | | Musical | 20 September 1941 (UK)
Lucky Lyndon and his devoted secretary Ruth use their talent agency to find and help unknowns who need an opportunity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Oliver ...
Sarah Churchill ...
Ruth 'Ruthie' Cavour
Evelyn Dall ...
Suzanne
Gabrielle Brune ...
Diane
J.H. Roberts ...
Mr. Victor Cavour
Barbara Everest ...
Mrs. Cavour
...
Babe Cavour
David Evans ...
Jimmy Cavour
Robert Sansom ...
Dick Hargreaves
Jonathan Field ...
Bob Oliphant
Mignon O'Doherty ...
Mrs. Miley
Peggy Novak ...
Madame
Robert Atkins ...
Frank Forrester
George Merritt ...
Max Nagel
Raymond Lovell ...
Nick Maurier
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When Lucky Lyndon decides to start a new talent agency, he persuades highly efficient Ruth Cavour to leave her current job and work as his secretary. Lyndon devotes his agency to finding and representing unknowns who need an opportunity. After a very slow start, Lyndon finally has his first success when he makes some changes in singer Frank Forrester's routine, leading to sudden success. As the business grows, Lyndon becomes closely involved professionally and personally with Suzanne, an opportunistic night club singer. The changes that she brings about in Lyndon are an increasing source of despair for the loyal, devoted Ruth. Written by Snow Leopard

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Also Known As:

Encontró una estrella  »

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The song, "Invictus" (sung by Frank Forrester) is based on a poem by William Ernest Henley. It is most noted for its last two lines: 'I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.' See more »

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Featured in The Churchills (1996) See more »

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Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond
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Traditional, with modified lyrics
Performed by Gabrielle Brune (as Diane)
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Churchill Gets Lucky
10 April 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Lucky Lyndon is a seedy but enthusiastic talent agent specializing in giving breaks to unknowns. Lyndon spends the entire picture looking for the next 'big star'. He never realizes that his secretary Ruth Cavour (played by Sarah Churchill, Winston's daughter) is madly in love with him. By the time he figures it out, Lyndon has nearly come to grief trying to promote an ungrateful nightclub songstress," according to the DVD sleeve description.

Basically, a British variety show hosted by husband and wife team Vic Oliver and Sarah Churchill. Unfortunately, Mr. Oliver doesn't find the new Garbo he mentions. The main attraction is 1930s platinum "blonde bombshell" Evelyn Dall (as Suzanne), who sings "Salome" and "Costa Rumba" with the usual gusto. Uriel Porter (as George Washington Brown) is also worth a listen. Joan Greenwood and Barbara Everest make notable appearances.

*** He Found a Star (8/28/41) John Paddy Carstairs ~ Vic Oliver, Sarah Churchill, Evelyn Dall, Uriel Porter


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