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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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Col. Charles Duff Graham (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
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Jonathan W. Wilson
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Lady Alice Carmel
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Mrs. Maile
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Syrette
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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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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 »

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Sir Henry Carmel: Well, she needn't have dropped the platter and insulted my friend. What was it she said to you?
Syrette: I remember very well, sir. It was, if I may take the liberty of repeating it, 'Nuts to the squirrels.'
Sir Henry Carmel: Doesn't make sense!
Adam Belinski: No, it doesn't. It should be 'Squirrels to the nuts.' But I have an open mind, and if someone says to me 'Nuts to the squirrels,' I accept it. You may be inclined to say that to me yourself some day, when you know me better - and I'm not so sure that you will include the '...
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A short review of the movie Cluny Brown
20 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For years I had searched for this movie in the vain hope of ever finding it. Till last night I found it on Youtube. My sincere thanks to the person who uploaded it and gave me the chance at last to see this little treasure.

I'm curious to know how today's movie going audience brought up on a combination of action adventure and mindless idiocy would come to this movie. Its so far out of what's being made to today as to be from a totally different world. And yet I would like to think that people would love it for what it is, a charming piece of old world cinema.

It is possible that this movie could be made today. Though I'm not sure who would be able to play all the parts with the sincerity the cast do in the movie without going over the top. Especially I wonder who could play a character like Cluny with the charm and depth that Jennifer Jones brings to it.

Jennifer Jones's Cluny is one of the most captivating characters I've ever met on screen. So engaging, so charming, so innocent.

Jennifer Jones acting is sublime. I couldn't help but watch the different expressions on her face through each emotion she was going through. Good facial expression is always for a me a good sign that the actress is immersed fully in the part.

Charles Boyer's Adam Belinski must be the kind of man women dream about meeting but probably never will. Handsome, french accent, worldly wise, kind, gentle, understanding. He is of cause the perfect man for Cluny as against the boring Wilson played with great verve by Richard Haydn. I hated the character, lol. But I thought Haydn's performance quite brilliant too.

The rest of the cast do a fine job too. And the ending is perfect.


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