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Writers:
Frederick Lonsdale (play)
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Release Date:
22 May 1944 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin. | Add synopsis »
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John Fortune obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 2 January 2014, 8:15 AM, PST)

John Fortune obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 31 December 2013, 4:05 PM, PST)

Edward Hardwicke obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 18 May 2011, 4:06 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Clive Brook ... George, 10th Duke of Bristol

Beatrice Lillie ... Maria Wislack

Googie Withers ... Helen Hale
Roland Culver ... Richard Halton
O.B. Clarence ... Dr. Graham
Laurence Hanray ... Parkes (as Lawrence Hanray)
Elliott Mason ... Mrs. McCosh (as Eliot Mason)
Hay Petrie ... Landlord
Marjorie Rhodes ... Cook
Mollie Munks ... Jeannie (as Molly Munks)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
E.V.H. Emmett ... Narrator

Directed by
Clive Brook 
 
Writing credits
Frederick Lonsdale (play)

Clive Brook (adapted for the screen by)

Terence Young 

Produced by
Sydney Box .... executive producer
Clive Brook .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Friese-Greene  (as C. Friese-Greene)
 
Film Editing by
Fergus McDonell 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas N. Morahan  (as Tom Morahan)
 
Costume Design by
Cecil Beaton 
 
Makeup Department
Marjorie Whittle .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mickey Delamar .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William N. Boyle .... assistant director (as William Boyle)
Phil Rigal .... third assistant director (as P. Rigal)
Denis O'Dell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Rose .... camera operator
Derek V. Browne .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Clive Donner .... cutter
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
 

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80 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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George:She's not crying because I said she was forty-one. She's crying because she is forty-one.See more »
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At The Woodchoppers' BallSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Like THE WOMEN and ALL ABOUT EVE, great for repeat viewing!, 8 August 1999
Author: Andrew Dykstra from Toronto, Canada

Thanks to Blackhawk Films and Image Entertainment for the release of this rarely seen British gem. It is refreshing to see a comedy based on language and characters. Only in Britain would Beatrice Lillie have been given a starring role (along with Googie Withers in a wise supporting role) in a film like this. Like George Cukor's THE WOMEN and Mankiewicz's ALL ABOUT EVE, this is a comedy you can return to time and again and pick up something new every time. Hats off to Clive Brook!

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