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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 ...
Mrs. Eve Barry
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Peggy Sanford
Kay Kendall ...
Patsy
Sonnie Hale ...
Charlie de Haven
Claude Hulbert ...
Belgrave, Charlie's dresser
Mary Clare ...
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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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)  »

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My Heart Goes Crazy  »

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The September 4, 1946 edition of Variety carried a review of this movie, which had premiered at the Leicester Square Theatre in London on August 28. However, this picture escaped the notice of most contemporary American film critics. See more »

Quotes

Belgrave: [to Peggy] God help the male population when you grow up!
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Featured in The Story of Light Entertainment: The Comics (2006) See more »

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Give Me an Old-Fashioned Pub
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Performed by Pearly King (unnamed)
(in the 125 minute version)
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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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