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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 ...
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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Not bad
18 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tony Pym comes back from the army to run for the town election, as the local member has been in his family for generations. Naturally. he's the first NOT to win! So the family, with the help of his on again/off again fiancee, set about rectifying this.

Watch out for the doddery old Earl, he's the most hilarious part of the movie, stuck in his own little world, not letting anyone answer the phone because the shadow of them crossing the window might disturb the rabbit he wants to shoot...and also for the young girl playing Tony's fiancee - a lovely young Lauren Bacall look-alike!


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