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London Town (1946)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  22 July 1953 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Sid Field ...
Greta Gynt ...
Peggy Sanford
Kay Kendall ...
Sonnie Hale ...
Charlie de Haven
Claude Hulbert ...
Belgrave, Charlie's dresser
Mary Clare ...
Tessie O'Shea ...
Jerry Desmonde ...
Beryl Davis ...
Scotty McHarg ...
W.G. Fay ...
Reginald Purdell ...
Stage Manager
Alfie Dean ...
Charles Paton ...
Novelty Shopkeeper


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 <>

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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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This film was Britain's first major Technicolor musical and also became the most notorious critical and box-office flop of the postwar British cinema and the largest bomb ever for its production company, the famed J. Arthur Rank Organisation. See more »


Belgrave: [to Peggy] God help the male population when you grow up!
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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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Charming but pretty bad.
29 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Over here in the UK, we frequently see scenes from this film on programmes like 'heroes of comedy' or 'Music Hall heroes' - that type of thing. The films star, Sid Field was a very popular (and funny) comedian at the tail end of the variety period before TV appeared and very little film of him was made. So the sketches and 'turns' from London Town are shown as an illustration of him in action. We recently bought the DVD of this film purely to see the snatches of Sid Field in action, as we both find him hilarious in a rather old-fashioned and unsophisticated way. What we weren't prepared for was the pure awfulness of the rest of it - the plot is almost non-existent, the writing and script are poor and the direction is all over the place. Happily, Sid Field in full flow makes up for all of this. OK, I admit that someone tripping up on stage is not the height of comedy class, but he does it so well, and the scene with the camera has me hooting with laughter. So three cheers for Sid, a resounding raspberry for the rest of it!

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