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Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 May 1946 (USA)
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Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She... See full summary »

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Elizabeth 'Betty' Cream
Reginald Gardiner ...
Hilary Ames
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Sir Henry Carmel
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Col. Charles Duff Graham (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
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Jonathan W. Wilson
Margaret Bannerman ...
Lady Alice Carmel
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Mrs. Maile
Ernest Cossart ...
Syrette
Florence Bates ...
Dowager at Ames' Party
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Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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1 May 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El pecado de Cluny Brown  »

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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 23, 1950 with Charles Boyer reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

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Andrew Carmel: Betty, I'm surprised! You talk like a superficial girl who thinks of nothing but her pink and white complexion.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Cream: You seemed ...
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3 April 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Have seen this more than once on TV (though not for quite a few years now) and I'd be first in line if Fox Classics were to issue it on video. It's a slight bit of fluff, given the full Twentieth gloss, and elevated to sublimely sly tongue-in-cheek humor, courtesy of Herr Lubitsch. Everyone in the cast is in top form (Thank goodness David O. Selznick was willing to loan his treasure, Jennifer Jones, to Fox...She's a delight in this one!) Standouts are Sara Allgood as the mansion's oh-so-proper head housekeeper and Richard Haydn as the hilariously stuffy Mr. Wilson, Cluny's would-be suitor. The final shot of Jennifer falling in a dead faint (due to her impending, but not yet obvious maternity) seen through a 5th Avenue bookstore window, is one of the best curtains in screen annals!


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