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Champagne Charlie (1944)

 -  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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(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Trinder ...
George Leybourne, alias Champagne Charlie
...
The Great Vance
Betty Warren ...
Bessie Bellwood
Jean Kent ...
Dolly Bellwood
Austin Trevor ...
The Duke
Peter De Greef ...
Lord Petersfield, son of the Duke
Leslie Clarke ...
Fred Saunders
Eddie Phillips ...
Tom Sayers
Robert Wyndham ...
Duckworth
Guy Middleton ...
Patron
Drusilla Wills ...
Bessie's dresser
Frederick Piper ...
Learoyd
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Gatti
Paul Bonifas ...
Targetino
Joan Carol ...
Cora
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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, June 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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6 August 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sob duas bandeiras  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Hazel Court. See more »

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A Glass of Sherry Wine
Music by Billy Mayerl
Lyrics by Frank Eyton
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Amazing
2 June 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

every time i watch this film i find it plain amazing. It's a light entertainment of the highest class. The music and the performance are superb, i always catch myself humming the tunes afterward. Surely the best of the film are Tommy Trinder and Stanley Holloway, but it's also the finest performance of Betty Warren. I assume that the ale-houses, as they are shown in the film, would be an origin of the karaoke evenings in our age. I also like the tiny hint to the Andersen's tale, when the mother and the daughter are admiring a mechanical toy. it's a shame that Cavalcanti left England so soon after making this film. He was like a rising star on the cinematic firmament, and he let the actors do their best. Enjoy it!


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