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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. See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Charming from start to finish! 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)
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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
 
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:
"I've never heard overpopulation complained of in time of war. I can't remember having heard, for instance, that there were too many Britons at Waterloo."See more »
Quotes:
Disraeli:Such proposals as slum clearance, public housing, educational facilities for the poor, are all wise and worthy measures and consequently will be opposed vigorously. The British are a proud and independent people, ma'am, and will not yield to improvement without a stout struggle.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Mrs Brown (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent Night, Holy NightSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Charming from start to finish!, 1 June 2004
Author: Mike (notLeonardMaltin) from Toronto

This is one of those delightful post-war British films that once seen is hard to forget. The story centers around Wheeler, a London "mudlark" (an orphan who scavenges the Thames at low tide), who, upon finding a cameo of Queen Victoria, sets off to Windsor to see "the mother of England." Victoria is secluded as the "widow of Windsor" and a desperate Disraeli is vainly attempting to urge her to resume public duties. However, when Wheeler finally gets to meet his Queen, Victoria is moved to return to her public life. Wonderful performances by Irene Dunne as Victoria, Alec Guinness as Disraeli, Finlay Currie as John Brown and Andrew Ray as Wheeler, the mudlark. If only Fox would release this on DVD or VHS!

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