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Director:
Writers:
Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
1 May 1946 (USA) See more »
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Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Charles Boyer ... Adam Belinski

Jennifer Jones ... Cluny Brown

Peter Lawford ... Andrew Carmel
Helen Walker ... Elizabeth 'Betty' Cream
Reginald Gardiner ... Hilary Ames

Reginald Owen ... Sir Henry Carmel

C. Aubrey Smith ... Col. Charles Duff Graham (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)

Richard Haydn ... Jonathan W. Wilson
Margaret Bannerman ... Lady Alice Carmel
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Maile
Ernest Cossart ... Syrette
Florence Bates ... Dowager at Ames' Party

Una O'Connor ... Mrs. Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley ... Mr. Tupham (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Uncle Arn Porritt (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... Archie, Dowager's Son (uncredited)
Bette Rae Brown ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Constable Birkins (uncredited)
Harold De Becker ... Mr. Snaffle (uncredited)
Michael Dyne ... John Frewen (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Comic Pianist at Party (uncredited)
Betty Fairfax ... Mrs. Watkins, Pharmacy Customer (uncredited)
Billy Gray ... Richard Watkins, Boy in Pharmacy (uncredited)
Edna Holland ... Onlooker Outside Bookstore (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Mr. Latham (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Weller (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Author's Wife (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ... Herbert - Colonel's Butler (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... New York Policeman (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Mrs. Tupham (uncredited)
Jean Prescott ... Mrs. Snaffle (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Onlooker Outside Bookstore (uncredited)
Christopher Severn ... Master Ronald Snaffle (uncredited)
Buster Slaven ... English Boy on Bike (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Butler at Party (uncredited)
Al Winters ... Rollins (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ernst Lubitsch 
 
Writing credits
Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay) and
Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay)

Margery Sharp (novel)

James Hilton  contributing writer

Produced by
Ernst Lubitsch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
J. Russell Spencer 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Cashin 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Dudley .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul S. Fox .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Arthur von Kirbach .... sound (as Arthur L. Kirbach)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Ahern .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Edwin Hammeras .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
J.O. Taylor .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice DePackh)
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Margaret Bannerman .... accent coach (uncredited)
Élise Girard .... press attache France: 2002 re-release (uncredited)
Katherine Lambert .... research assistant (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd Morris .... researcher (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Rodon .... press attache France: 2002 re-release (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min | Hong Kong:96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:A | UK:U (DVD rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #11436)

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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:
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 'squirrels.'
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Classy Classic, 27 August 2004
Author: StevieGunder from Los Angeles, CA

The Lubitsch Touch is evident in this witty, intelligent film. Jennifer Jones shows a vivacity and humor she had never displayed before and would not again until her clever performance in "Beat The Devil". In one amazing scene where she cannot resist showing her wares as a Plumber (to the disdain of the other party guests) she gets to play a reaction to the debacle that is amazing in its combination of pathos and hilarity. Very interesting character actors including a very, very funny Una O'Connor (whose dialogue consists mainly of incessantly clearing her throat), the light as a feather and dead on playing of Margaret Bannerman, and also a chance to see Helen Walker. Charles Boyer plays with his customary light touch and is the anchor to this film, but finally it is Jennifer Jones' performance that takes one breath away and stays with you long after you've seen it.

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