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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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Adam Belinski
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Andrew Carmel
Helen Walker ...
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
Sara Allgood ...
Mrs. Maile
Ernest Cossart ...
Syrette
Florence Bates ...
Dowager at Ames' Party
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Mrs. Wilson
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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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"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 »

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Adam Belinski: In Hyde Park, some people like to feed nuts to the squirrels. But if it makes you happy to feed squirrels to the nuts, who am I to say nuts to the squirrels?
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a Lubitsch picture with a slight Lubitsch touch
7 February 2001 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

You feel the Lubitsch touch many times along the movie but it doesn't work very well. There are funny situations, funny dialogues but it never takes the shape of some wild comedies Lubitsch directed before.

What's lacking?

A good plot. There was a good idea but the movie gets stuck in an english manor.

Charles Boyer plays a character who doesn't deserve the leading role. This Czech writer is a scrounger and quite a smooth-tongued coward.

Jennifer Jones plays ingénue Cluny Brown, a girl with a naive aspiration for 'her place'.

So different, so close. Well there was a development in The Shop Around the Corner. Here the development is flat and the happy pair has little to arouse emotion.

Too many funny situations are based on the english composure. That's a bit light for a whole comedy. But Lubitsch gave us comedies with lots of laughs and fun which largely make up for that minor ultimate opus.


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