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The Perfect Woman (1949)

 |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  April 1950 (USA)
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Roc ...
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Ramshead
Nigel Patrick ...
Roger Cavendish
Miles Malleson ...
Prof. Ernest Belman
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Butters
Anita Sharp-Bolster ...
Lady Diana (as Anita Bolster)
Fred Berger ...
Farini
David Hurst ...
Wolfgang Winkel
Pamela Devis ...
Olga the Robot
Jerry Verno ...
Football Fan On Underground
Johnnie Schofield ...
Ticket Collector
Philippa Gill ...
Lady Mary
Jerry Desmonde ...
Dress shop manager
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Model in shop
Noel Howlett ...
Scientist
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out rather to be the Professor's niece Penelope doing a pretty good imitation of the perfect Olga who winds up with them in the bridal suite at the Hotel Splendide. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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27 November 1999 | by (Plymouth, England) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie one afternoon on TV. It's a pacey movie when compared to many British Movies of this era (Bernard Knowles experience as cinematographer on Hitch's 39 Steps may have benefitted him in this respect). The cast are splendid, if somewhat theatrical (English Farce), especially Miles Malleson as the dotty old inventor.

What fascinated me most was the similarities I began to notice with the acting of Leslie Banks as Cavendish with that of the exasperation of Basil Fawlty in "Fawlty Towers" a British TV show by ex-python John Cleese. The tortured expressions and heavily exaggerated body language were the first things to alert me to the "FT" connection. But there was more...

The pace increased exponentially along with the emerging complications of taking a beautiful female robot (impersonated by Malleson's neice) to a honeymoon suite in a posh hotel until the film ended in total chaos.

A foreign servant who spoke very little english and frequently misunderstood his manager's requests (Hmm, Manuel methinks!).


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