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Her Man Gilbey (1944)

English Without Tears (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War | 22 December 1944 (Sweden)
While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Dudley-Ward ...
Joan Heseltine (as Penelope Ward)
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Brigid Knudsen
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François de Freycinet
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Felix Dembowski
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Bobbie Heseltine
Roland Culver ...
Sir Cosmo Brandon
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Lady Christabel Beauclerk
Martin Miller ...
Schmidt
Paul Demel ...
M. Saladoff
Beryl Measor ...
Miss Faljambe
Guy Middleton ...
Captain Standish
Esma Cannon ...
Queenie
Ivor Barnard ...
Mr. Quiel
Paul Bonifas ...
Monsieur Rolland (as Paul Boniface)
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While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with the family butler, Tom Gilbey. The birds are forgotten when war breaks out, and Gilbey now finds himself in love with the niece whose love was previously unrequited. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Chez Moi
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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Jean Féline
English Lyrics by Bruce Sievier
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Predictable and slow moving
23 April 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A tedious, humorless film, interspersed awkwardly with random war-time propaganda.

A posh girl falls in/out/in love with the butler, depending on his social ranking, as he moves upwards through the social classes via promotion in military rank. The audience has to suffer through an hour of "will they, won't they". You will find yourself hoping the characters will be blitzed just to put a stop to their terrible dialogue and hopeless acting.

There are many small side plots that are not resolved satisfactorily, such as an interpreters struggle with citizenship papers. random war propaganda is inserted at various points such as the scene where the aunt has a gas-mask fitting, and an awkward montage of the main character doing some very unrealistic military training.


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