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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
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Col. H. 'Bulldog' Kelsoe
Yvonne Arnaud ...
Millie
Claude Hulbert ...
Merryweather
Abraham Sofaer ...
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Dr. Cruickshank of Psychical Research Society
Marie Lohr ...
Lottie
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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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30 October 1947 (UK)  »

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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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Soldiers of the Queen
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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Wartime film genre arrived too late
10 November 2003 | by (North East England) – See all my reviews

The cream of British comic acting talent could not disguise the somewhat thin script, that was clearly intended as a wartime morale booster, but somehow appeared past its sell-by date, in 1947. Its true length should have been half an hour but they didn't have TV then.

Nevertheless it has some fascination as a period piece, and we are kept in dull suspense wondering why they are waiting for the visit of a monarch, an interesting twist, which gives it its patriotic wartime message.

The best cameo is undoubtedly Yvonne Arnaud as the scatty Bordello keeper (who - for the benefit of those below a certain age or not French or British - continued to have great success on BBC comedy radio throughout the 1950s till her death aged 66.)

Robert Morley too, as usual, never fails to entertain.


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