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The Amazing Mr. Beecham (1949)
"The Chiltern Hundreds" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  December 1949 (USA)
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Young viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June,a rich American heiress... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cecil Parker ...
Benjamin Beecham
A.E. Matthews ...
Lord Lister
...
Lord Tony Pym
Lana Morris ...
Bessie Sykes
Marjorie Fielding ...
Lady Lister
Tom Macaulay ...
Cleghorn
Joyce Carey ...
Lady Caroline
Helen Backlin ...
June Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Anderson ...
Mr. Brown
Michael Brennan ...
Sergeant
Robert Cawdron ...
Sergeant
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Sentry
Peggy Ann Clifford ...
Mother
Charles Cullum ...
Colonel
Richard Dunn ...
Labour agent
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Young viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June,a rich American heiress, before she returns to America. Due to unexpected circumstances he is driven to take part in the election campaign but loses the vote. Humiliated, Tony must win June Back, so why not stand again, as a... Socialist this time!? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Romance

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My First Film
10 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I was a child actor from the age of 3 this was my first film, I think I was either 7 or 8 at the time, YET I have only seen bits of it. I do remember though that it came from an era of British Film making that should never be lost, we still make good films but there is to much American influence. If anyone see's this and knows where I can get a copy PLEASE CONTACT ME.The film company came to St. Osyeth near Clacton in Essex and used the priory for a lot of internal and external shots, a lot of the villagers were also used in the crowd scenes. The film comes from that gentle era of British film making now sadly lost when acting and story lines relied on ability and not computers to produce pleasing,relaxing and enjoyable entertainment with out gallons of blood or bare flesh. I'm far from a prude or from being stuffy but I do think ones own mind should be allowed to do the exploration.


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