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Director:
Writers:
Nunnally Johnson (screen play)
Theodore Bonnet (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
28 November 1950 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
The black veil of mourning is lifted See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Irene Dunne ... Queen Victoria

Alec Guinness ... Benjamin Disraeli
Andrew Ray ... Wheeler - the Mudlark
Beatrice Campbell ... Lady Emily Prior

Finlay Currie ... John Brown
Anthony Steel ... Lieutenant Charles McHatten
Raymond Lovell ... Sergeant Footman Naseby
Marjorie Fielding ... Lady Margaret Prior
Constance Smith ... Kate Noonan
Edward Rigby ... The Watchman
Ronan O'Casey ... Slattery
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Amer ... Servant (uncredited)
Pamela Arliss ... Princess Christian (uncredited)
Michael Brooke ... Prince Albert (uncredited)
Ernest Clark ... Hammond (uncredited)
Joe Cunningham ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Patricia Davidson ... A Maid in Windsor Castle (uncredited)
George Dillon ... Jailer (uncredited)
Howard Douglas ... Broom (uncredited)
Peter Drury ... Sentry (uncredited)
Peter Dunlop ... Footman (uncredited)
John Fitchin ... Footman (uncredited)
Paul Garrard ... Petey (uncredited)
Neville Gates ... Footman (uncredited)
Irene Gill ... Servant (uncredited)
Alan Gordon ... Disraeli's Valet (uncredited)
Campbell Gray ... Footman (uncredited)
Rowena Gregory ... Servant (uncredited)
Marjorie Gresley ... Meg Bowles (uncredited)
Bob Head ... Dandy Fritch (uncredited)

Patricia Hitchcock ... Servant (uncredited)
Rose Howlett ... Servant (uncredited)

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Tucker (uncredited)
Maureen Janes ... Servant (uncredited)

Barry Jones ... Speaker (uncredited)
Alan Judd ... Sentry (uncredited)
Vi Kaley ... Mrs. Feeney (uncredited)
Gertrude Kaye ... Servant (uncredited)
Howard Lang ... Footman (uncredited)
Arthur Lucas ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Eric Messiter ... Police Lieutenant Ash (uncredited)
Brian Moorehead ... Footman (uncredited)
Edna Morris ... Servant (uncredited)
Leonard Morris ... Hooker Morgan (uncredited)
Richard Nairne ... Didbit (uncredited)
Roy Nightingale ... Footman (uncredited)
Stanley Osborne ... Servant (uncredited)
Kynaston Reeves ... General Sir Ponsonby (uncredited)
Myles Rudge ... Footman (uncredited)
Grace Denbigh Russell ... Queen's Maid (uncredited)
Ian Selby ... Prince Christian (uncredited)
William Senior ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp ... Ben Fox (uncredited)
Jean Short ... Victoria (uncredited)
John Stamp ... Sentry (uncredited)
Barry Steele ... Servant (uncredited)
Robin Stevens ... Herbert (uncredited)
Vi Stevens ... Mrs. Dawkins (uncredited)
William Strange ... Sparrow (uncredited)
Maurice Warren ... Christian (uncredited)
Freddie Watts ... Iron George (uncredited)
Albert Whelan ... Devoy (uncredited)
Yoshihide Yanai ... Ah Hook (uncredited)
Patrick Young ... Footman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Negulesco 
 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (screen play)

Theodore Bonnet (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal (director of photography) (as Georges Perinal)
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell (film editor) (as Thelma Myers)
 
Art Direction by
C.P. Norman 
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Furse 
Edward Stevenson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
David Aylott .... makeup artist (as Dave Aylott)
 
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production manager
Robert E. Dearing .... production supervisor
Fred Fox .... production supervisor (as Freddie Fox)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bluey Hill .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Mullins .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Kevin McClory .... boom operator
Eric Wood .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
W. Percy Day .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator (as Denys Coop)
Maurice Gillett .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Cyril Hartman .... historical advisor
George More O'Ferrall .... dialogue coach
Darryl F. Zanuck .... presenter
Hilda Grenier .... dialogue advisor (uncredited)
Ben Nye .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
94 min (copyright length) | USA:99 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #14628)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 27, 1951 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role.See more »
Quotes:
Wheeler, the Mudlark:[asking about going to meet the queen] Are you sure it's all right, sir?
John Brown:What?
Wheeler, the Mudlark:You're a bit sozzled, ain't ya, sir?
John Brown:Sozzled?
Wheeler, the Mudlark:Yes sir, you've been in the bottle a bit, you know?
John Brown:[rises to his feet a bit unsteadily] Only enough to keep off infection, laddie.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Victoria Regina (1961) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent Night, Holy NightSee more »

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The black veil of mourning is lifted, 19 May 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Mudlark is a story of a dark period of mourning in British history. So few love matches are found in the history of royalty that when one does occur, it's treated with great reverence. So it was with Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert who gave her a bunch of kids that have insured the succession down to today.

Albert died toward the end of 1861 of typhoid fever and Victoria went into an unusually long period of mourning. She boarded herself up in Windsor Castle, conducted her state business there, and made no public appearances for well over a decade.

Now it's the Mid-1870s and the monarchy is losing its appeal. Subjects like to see their ruler every now and then, but Victoria will not leave her seclusion.

All that is disturbed when a young street urchin played by Andrew Ray for whom the Queen has taken on mythic proportions has journeyed from London and crashed Windsor Castle, disrupting things pretty good. Of course security is breached, but Victoria gets a lesson in her duties and obligations as Queen.

Irene Dunne in her next to last big screen appearance plays a regal and imperious Victoria. A good supporting cast is led by Alec Guinness as Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and Finlay Currie as John Brown her equerry and companion. Currie is the best in this film, he fits my conception of Brown as the rough Scot who likes his drink, but loves his monarch.

An interesting tale of how the black veil of mourning for Queen Victoria is lifted.

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