Penniless man-about-town Michael Gore-Brown is delighted to hear he has been left a high-class Mayfair fashion salon. His intention is to sell it as quickly as possible, but on meeting ... See full summary »

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Penniless man-about-town Michael Gore-Brown is delighted to hear he has been left a high-class Mayfair fashion salon. His intention is to sell it as quickly as possible, but on meeting Ellen, chief designer and manager, he quickly changes his mind and turns his attention to courting her. Across the street a rival dress-maker is also after the shop, and Ellen, and is quite prepared to use whatever foul means are needed. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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This film received a landmark color television presentation in Philadelphia, Saturday 6 October 1956, on WFIL (Channel 6), as Ford Film Playhouse's promotional introduction to the new line of 1957 Fords; at this time color TV was still in its infancy, usually limited to special presentations, most often on the National Broadcasting Company's affiliated stations, of which WFIL was not the local representative. Vintage feature films, which may have been original filmed in Technicolor, even comparatively recent ones like this one, which was only seven years old at the time, were not considered worthy of this special treatment, with added costs passed along to the sponsors, so were normally only shown in B&W. In this case, since the film was of British origin, there was not the problem of all the automobiles being of noticeable vintage, since British automotive styles were less familiar to American audiences, and more difficult to date. See more »

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Opening credits: MAYFAIR a District in the Heart of London MAYFAIR FOUNDED in 1750 by Thomas Howard ! MAYFAIR CONFOUNDED in 1920 by Michael Arlen !! MAYFAIR DUMBFOUNDED in 1948 by Sir Stafford Cripps !!! See more »

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The Moment I Saw You
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Music by Manning Sherwin
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
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The Old Team Paired up Again
22 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I agree with the general comments of all mentioned above, especially Marilyn Henry's witty remarks.Yes, Anna Neagle was too old for the leading lady part, most noticeable in her close-ups but remember her husband Herbert Wilcox was the producer.The "in" jokes are there again where the leading lady & man joke that their stage characters remind them of their real selves, (see "Spring in Park Lane" (1948) a companion to this film).

On the plus side it is in glorious colour and the fact the plot is set in a late 1940s fashionable Mayfair lady's clothes salon gives the director an opportunity to show fashion models literally stepping out of the pages of contemporary fashion journals.That scene reminded me of "Cover Girl" (1945) with Rita Hayworth & Gene Kelly, when glamorous models likewise appear and step out of American fashion magazines.Nice to see a young Thora Hird playing a secretary and Tom Walls playing a policeman.Its a harmless bit of froth and in my opinion only worth 5/10.The actors in "Spring in Park Lane" were effectively reprising their roles, especially the slow motion dancing of Dame Anna with Michael Wilding

Likewise Peter Graves and Michael Wilding's cousin "once removed" are reprising their almost identical role in "Spring in Park Lane".


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