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Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 29 May 1946 (Sweden)
A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.

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Lady Alice Carmel
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Storyline

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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29 May 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El pecado de Cluny Brown  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 27, 1947 with Charles Boyer reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Midway through the film, Andrew Carmel drives through the village on his way to his parents' country house. However, when Belinski leaves the Carmel house he is driven through the village traveling in the same direction on the same road as Andrew was driving towards the house. See more »

Quotes

Sir Henry Carmel: So many of these foreigners have foreign names.
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Lubitsch "Lite"
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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