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Passport to Pimlico (1949)

 -  Comedy  -  26 October 1949 (USA)
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betty Warren ...
Barbara Murray ...
Shirley Pemberton
Paul Dupuis ...
Duke of Burgundy
John Slater ...
Frank Huggins
Jane Hylton ...
Raymond Huntley ...
Mr. Wix
Philip Stainton ...
P.C. Spiller
Roy Carr ...
Benny Spiller
Sydney Tafler ...
Fred Cowan
Nancy Gabrielle ...
Mrs. Cowan
Malcolm Knight ...
Monty Cowan
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Edie Randall
Roy Gladdish ...
Charlie Randall
Frederick Piper ...
Garland
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Storyline

When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, an area of London, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is, in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory. The British Government attempt to regain control by setting up border controls and cutting off services to the area. The 'Burgundians' fight back... Written by Stephen Parkin <stephen@spcap.demon.co.uk>

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Laugh your way to happiness See more »

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26 October 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Passport to Pimlico  »

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| (2005 DVD release)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the start of the film a radio announcement mentions Latin music performed by "Les Norman and his Bethnal Green Bambinos". This is an in-joke referring to Ealing producer Leslie Norman. Bethnal Green was an unattractive area in the East End of London. See more »

Goofs

Frank Huggins appears with a group of men refilling the reservoir with a hosepipe, while simultaneously refilling his goldfish tank back at the shop. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Randall: [being forcefed a sweet] I don't want a sweet.
Edie Randall: You'll have a sweet and like it.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire
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Written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin and Eddie Durham
Sung in the pub by Molly (Jane Hylton)
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perfect political satire
6 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very funny, well-crafted, well-acted, meticulous attention to detail. A real window into a specific time and place in history. Could almost believe this was a true story in a parallel universe. Interesting how Passport to Pimlico anticipates the Berlin airlift. A definite 10.


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