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The Gay Lady (1949)
"Trottie True" (original title)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  9 December 1949 (USA)
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In the 1890s Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all and seeks to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ...
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Lord Digby Landon
Hugh Sinclair ...
Maurice Beckenham
Lana Morris ...
Bouncie Barrington
Andrew Crawford ...
Sid Skinner
Bill Owen ...
Joe Jugg
Michael Medwin ...
Monty, Marquis of Maidenhead
Joan Young ...
Mrs. True
Harold Scott ...
Mr. True
Tony Halfpenny ...
Perce True (as Anthony Halfpenny)
Daphne Anderson ...
Bertha True
Carole Lesley ...
Clare as a child
Carol Leslie ...
Clara as a child
Dilys Laye ...
David Liney ...
Perce as a child (as David Lines)
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In the 1890s Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all and seeks to find out. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Love...Like Bubbles in Sparkling Champagne

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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9 December 1949 (USA)  »

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The Gay Lady  »

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Written by Henry Dent and Tom Goldburn
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A lovely talented Lady sadly wasted by the British Film Industry
5 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jean Kent had everything, real acting ability, a lovely singing voice, and a beautiful face and figure. Only the British Film Industry was short sighted enough not to recognise a Lady who should have been our Number one Star. She was at her best in Trottie True, and I cannot understand why she wasn't snapped up by Hollywood. Only 8 years after this film she was supporting Marilyn Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl, and still looking ravishing. She is the last surviving Gainsborogh Girl and it is shocking that she seems to have been totally forgotten by the Industry. I saw her at the National Film Theatre in 1999 when they showed Trottie True, and she talked about her career. After the film she came out into the foyer and signed every autograph and posed for photo's, a lovely Lady and a true star.


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