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The Gay Intruders (1944)

Medal for the General (original title)
Approved | | Drama, War | 15 March 1946 (USA)
A retired general helps out by sheltering some evacuees during WWII.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Godfrey Tearle ...
General Church
Jeanne De Casalis ...
Lady Frome
Morland Graham ...
Bates
Mabel Constanduros ...
Mrs. Bates
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McNab
Patric Curwen ...
Dr. Sargeant
Thorley Walters ...
Andrew
Alec Faversham ...
Hank
Michael Lambart ...
Lord Ottershaw
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Mrs. Farnsworth
Rosalyn Boulter ...
Billetting Officer
Maureen Glynne ...
Snarrer
Gerald Moore ...
Harry
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Irma (as Petula Clarke)
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"A Medal for the General" is the story of an-over-the-hill WWI general (Godfrey Tearle) who is downcast when he is told he is too old for WWII and keeps himself isolated on his spacious estate. Six children from the slum area are evacuated and billeted in his home and their numerous problems give him a new interest in life. He is awarded a medal for his good work. Jeanne de Casalis is his devoted friend and Moreland Graham plays his faithful valet. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | War

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15 March 1946 (USA)  »

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The Gay Intruders  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Petula Clark. See more »

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Yes the Home Guard was the right place for a retired General
23 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time today and said out loud "why doesn't he join the Home Guard and help the Captain Mainwarings in Civil Defence".Geoffrey Tearle I first saw in the 1935 film with Robert Donat in "The 39 Steps" playing an arch traitor.It is a heart warming story and I thought Francoise Rosay might have played the French lady but it was Jeanne de Cassilis when I looked at the full cast list.11 year old Petula Clark who plays one of the evacuees must now be 84 since this film was produced in 1944.I thought the film direction was about right and the cast list which included a rather typical comic performance from Irene Handl as an employee at the town hall in civil defence.I awarded it 6/10.


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