A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricki Merritt
George Chester-Barrett
Kathleen Harrison ...
Ethel Brawn
Derek Farr ...
Julia Chester-Barrett
Ronald Howard ...
Steve Winter
Paula Valenska ...
Patricia Plunkett ...
Robert Flemyng ...
Frank Moody
Adrianne Allen ...
Mrs. Taverner
Kenneth Griffith ...
Len Phillips
Joan Dowling ...
Charles Goldner ...
James McKechnie ...
Inspector Yarrow
Leslie Dwyer ...


A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

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Release Date:

29 March 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Rua da Vaidade  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Feature film debut of Ian Carmichael. See more »


Steve Winter: [Len is blackmailing someone] You're going to give me that card, Len.
Len Phillips: Am I?
Steve Winter: Yes, you are.
Len Phillips: That's what you think.
Steve Winter: I don't think, I know.
Len Phillips: What makes you so sure? Do you want to pick trouble?
Steve Winter: [Smiling] I don't Len, I just want you to give me that card.
Len Phillips: Here, who do you think you're talking to?
Steve Winter: You, Len. I know your type; all bluster and no guts.
Len Phillips: Well, I got friends, see, and if you try anything - ...
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familiar faces in portmanteau film
2 September 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Portmanteau films were popular in the forties.They generally had a common theme.In this film the theme is Bond Street..This is an upmarket street which runs south from Oxford Street.Lots of fashion shops are here.The first episode is set in such an establishment.The featured actress is Kathleen Harrison as a free-market who is waiting on the birth of her grandchild and is poorly treated by her employer.Only the presence of Harrison makes this watchable.The second episode features Jean Kent as a bit of a con artist..A robbery of a jewelers leads to murder.The.It gets very murderer makes her flat his hideout.However they end up in bed together.It gets very talky and rather silly.The third episode is set in an invisible mending shop..Kenneth Griffiths gives a typically nasty character who sponges off his wife and decides to up his game to blackmail..An enjoyable performance and that was it.The fourth episode features Roland Young..Robert Flemyng is about to get married when a former flame from Denmark arrives to stay with him for good..It is an amusing finale to a rather uneven film

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