Based on Aimee Stuart's play. Little Scots girl decides to use her inheritance for a "grand tour" of the Continent.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeannie McLean
Wilfrid Lawson ...
James McLean
Gus McNaughton ...
Angus Whitelaw
Phyllis Stanley ...
Mrs. Whitelaw
Stanley Smith
Percy Walsh ...
French Customs Man
Count Erich von Wittgenstein
Kay Hammond ...
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Jansen
Hilda Bayley ...
Mrs. Jansen
Marjorie Fielding ...
Mrs. Murdoch
Philip Godfrey ...
Reataurant Car Man
Laundry Girl
Joss Ambler ...


Based on Aimee Stuart's play. Little Scots girl decides to use her inheritance for a "grand tour" of the Continent.

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6 September 1941 (UK)  »

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Girl in Distress  »

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1.37 : 1
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First cinema feature of Rachel Kempson. See more »


The Blue Danube
Music by Johann Strauss
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Charming combination of Strauss and washing machines
11 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a charming little romantic comedy, directed by Harold French, that reliable supplier of civilised entertainments. Uniquely, it gives a starring role to someone who has invented a new type of washing machine (Michael Redgrave). It then pairs him romantically with an heiress (Barbara Mullen, famous years later on TV with Doctor Finlay's Casebook) with a love of Strauss and the The Blue Danube. The film rambles all over the place, but that's all part of the charm - it's all about the oddities and pleasing digressions of life. A witty script, delightful characterisations, a most unusual but effective romantic pairing, and all the quaintness of an utterly lost age.

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