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Release Date:
29 May 1946 (Sweden) See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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 Sr. .... 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)
Harry Lloyd Morris .... researcher (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Rodon .... press attache France: 2002 re-release (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
100 min | Hong Kong:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:A | UK:U (DVD rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #11436)

Did You Know?

"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 »
Adam Belinski:I would build you the most beautiful mansion, with the most exquisite and complicated plumbing, I would hand you a hammer, and say "Ladies and Gentlemen, Madame Cluny Belinski is about to put the pipes in their place".See more »
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Featured in She's Funny That Way (2014)See more »


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6 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
a Lubitsch picture with a slight Lubitsch touch, 7 February 2001
Author: vostf ( from Paris, Fr

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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