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Champagne Charlie (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  6 August 1948 (USA)
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The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Trinder ...
George Leybourne (Champagne Charlie)
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Betty Warren ...
Bessie Bellwood
Jean Kent ...
Dolly (Bessie's Daughter)
Robert Wyndham ...
Duckworth (Chairman of the Mogador)
Harry Fowler ...
'Orace
Drusilla Wills ...
Bessie's Dresser
Joan Carol ...
Cora (Mogador Barmaid)
Bill Shine ...
Mogador Stage Manager (as Billy Shine)
Guy Middleton ...
Tipsy Swell
Frederick Piper ...
Learoyd
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Gatti (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Paul Bonifas ...
Targetino
Austin Trevor ...
The Duke
Peter De Greef ...
Lord Petersfield (His Son) (as Peter De Greeff)
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Storyline

With London of the 1860s and the gas-lit music halls providing the locale, most of the first half of the film is taken up with either Tommy Trinder or Stanley Holloway singing songs. The plot concerns a feud between two music halls and, then, their joint efforts to keep from being closed by municipal authorities. Supporting the two singing stars are Betty Warren, owner of one of the music halls; her daughter, Jean Kent, who is in love with a nobleman, and Harry Fowler as a backstage assistant. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Sob duas bandeiras  »

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits prologue: In the year of Grace 1860, two brothers set out from the mining village of Leybourne for London Town . . . . See more »

Soundtracks

The Brandy and Seltzer Boys
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Music by Billy Mayerl
Lyrics by Frank Eyton
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Entertaining insight into the jolly side of Victorian England.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes it is perhaps one of Ealing Studios forgotten films, but that really shouldn't surprise too much since it is a very acquired taste, and something of a curio piece to those not familiar with the source of the story. The film is a quaint look at mid Victorian musical halls and the people who frequented such establishments, it shows in earnest just what wonderful places they were for people to escape to. The songs come thick and fast and are all jolly numbers that can't help to lift the spirits, but chiefly central to the films above average rating is the rivalry between the two main players in the piece. Stanley Holloway and Tommy Trinder sing for different musical halls, and it is this story arc that makes for much fun culminating in a quite daft but delightful duel sequence.

The film came in for some criticism due to it not portraying the dank and miserable side of mid Victorian England, but as George Perry says on his introduction to the DVD of the film, "it really is all about escapism", not only for the people back then who sought fun there, but also for us the viewers, 7/10.


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