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London Town (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 22 July 1953 (USA)
An aging music hall performer returns to London believing he's the star of a new show. When he discovers that he's only slated to be the understudy, his daughter sabotages the revue's star ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Field ...
Greta Gynt ...
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Peggy Sanford
Kay Kendall ...
Patsy
Sonnie Hale ...
Charlie de Haven
Claude Hulbert ...
Belgrave, Charlie's dresser
Mary Clare ...
Mrs. Gates
Tessie O'Shea ...
Herself
Jerry Desmonde ...
George
Beryl Davis ...
Paula
Scotty McHarg ...
Bill
W.G. Fay ...
Mike
Reginald Purdell ...
Stage Manager
Alfie Dean ...
Heckler
Charles Paton ...
Novelty Shopkeeper
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Storyline

An aging music hall performer returns to London believing he's the star of a new show. When he discovers that he's only slated to be the understudy, his daughter sabotages the revue's star in order to get him back into the spotlight. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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22 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Heart Goes Crazy  »

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of director Wesley Ruggles. See more »

Quotes

Belgrave: [to Peggy] God help the male population when you grow up!
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Soundtracks

Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
(aka "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)") (uncredited)
Written by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins
Performed by Tessie O'Shea, Kay Kendall and the Pearly Kings and Queens
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I still don't know what the Amsted Way is
9 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Petula Clark stars as a young girl in this confused (post-modernist ?) musical, with a whole cast of down-on-their-luck stars producing a variety of songs on some very expensive sets that don't seem to _quite_ make sense.

There is evidence of much cutting, particularly in the 'gay' scene (well that's what it looked like to me) which cuts out and runs out of true, but also with the fact that the story is often incoherent and introduces unexplained new elements (such as 'The Amsted Way' ??).

The comedy act at the end is terrible, and the lead is as well.

Wildly expensively made in Technicolour, perhaps as an experiment ? (Maybe that's why J. Arthur kept in black & white for so long).


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