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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 »
Genre:
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. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
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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:
Alec Guinness (Benjamin Disraeli) and Andrew Ray (Wheeler) both played Herbert Pocket in adaptations of Charles Dickens' 1861 novel "Great Expectations": Guinness in Great Expectations (1946) and Ray in Great Expectations (1974) (TV).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 the Great (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent Night, Holy NightSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Want to see The Mudlark, 23 August 2009
Author: DLM629 from United States

I've been looking for this film for so many years - only to see the IMDb tells me there is no copy on VHS or DVD.

Does anyone out there have a version I could get a copy of?? I remember Irene Dunne and Alec Guiness as being such wonderful actors. I especially enjoyed Miss Dunne in the earlier version of "Showboat." Who knew she could sing so well. And Sir Alec, of course, did everything well - from "The Man in the White Suit" up to "Star Wars." I'm looking forward to re-watching "Kiind Hearts and Coronets" soon, since it's been years since I've had that pleasure.

I have a vague memory of having read "The Mudlark" when I was much younger. But I've never seen the movie version with two of my favorite actors.

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