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What the Butler Saw (1950)

| Comedy | June 1950 (UK)
A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that ... See full summary »

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Edward Rigby ...
The Earl
Henry Mollison ...
Bembridge
Mercy Haystead ...
Lapis
Michael Ward ...
Gerald
Eleanor Hallam ...
Lady Mary
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Bill Fenton
Anne Valery ...
Elaine
Tonie MacMillan
Mollie Palmer
Harold Charlton ...
Perks
Alfred Harris ...
Bishop
George Bishop ...
The General
Norman Pitt ...
Policeman
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A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that unseemly, he sets out to break up the budding romance and send the woman back where she came from. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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June 1950 (UK)  »

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O Que o Mordomo Viu  »

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Feature-film debut of Peter Burton. See more »

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A Surprise Package
18 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This farce is about an Earl returning from his stint as a General at a tropical island with his butler to find that amongst their crates of stuffed game the daughter of the tribal king managed to stowaway, so now you have a "savage" amongst the aristocracy. Mercy Maystead, in her debut performance, plays Lapis. She speaks her language, which only the butler knows. The earl and the butler try to hide the somewhat scantily clad (she is covered up, just not head to toe) princess, but soon the rest of the family realizes. Word gets out and the press is involved. This film is just over an hour, a perfect length for a film like this. The jokes do not become too labored. Its a good film, nothing essential. You may wonder why a tropical island princess is lily white, but don't b other. A nonsense comedy about stuffed shirt Brits. Its fine, check it out.


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