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The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)

Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

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Gen. 'Jumbo' Burlap / Nawab of Bagwash
Felix Aylmer ...
Col. H. 'Bulldog' Kelsoe
Yvonne Arnaud ...
Millie
Claude Hulbert ...
Merryweather
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Dr. Cruickshank of Psychical Research Society
Marie Lohr ...
Lottie
Martita Hunt ...
Lady Mary
A.E. Matthews ...
Gen. Bristow
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Mortimer Digby
Ronald Frankau ...
Tex B. Farnum
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Staff Captain (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
Martin Miller ...
Professor
Wally Patch ...
Foreman
Esme Percy ...
Vizier
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Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

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Last full length feature film of Esme Percy. See more »

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The court martial papers make reference to the house as No 7 Berkely Square, rather than Berkeley. See more »

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Col. H. "Bulldog" Kelsoe: [speaking of the Duke of Marlborough] Do you think we could argue with him? Talk him out of it?
Gen. "Jumbo" Burlap: Talk him out of it? He's a Churchill!
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Pack Up Your Troubles
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Written by Felix Powell and George Asaf
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A rollicking family-friendly comedy
30 April 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In the 1700s a pair of rum military officers plan to kidnap the Duke of Marlborough. The officers die testing a trap-door on the afternoon they are supposed to be serving tea to Queen Anne. As punishment for missing their date, they must haunt the house until royalty visits again.

Although they try to attract royalty they seem to be doomed to failure, and the house is leased to many different colorful-characters including French courtesans, circus performers and an Indian emperor.

A light-hearted film full of dry-humour quips and farce. The humour would have appealed to audiences looking for escapism and whimsy; however like all films of this time it contains subtle war-propaganda to inspire the masses.


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