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Castle in the Air (1952)

The near-bankrupt Earl of Locharne must contend with a government agent trying to requisition his ancestral Scottish castle, as well as a beautiful American woman who wants to buy the place - to say nothing of the resident ghost.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Earl of Locharne
Helen Cherry ...
Boss Trent
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Miss Nicholson
Barbara Kelly ...
Mrs. Clodfelter Dunne
A.E. Matthews ...
Blair
Patricia Dainton ...
Ermyntrude
Ewan Roberts ...
Menzies
Brian Oulton ...
Phillips
Clive Morton ...
MacFee
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Hiker
Pat Sandys ...
Girl Hiker
Russell Waters ...
Moffat
John Harvey ...
Andrews
Esme Beringer ...
Mrs. Thompson
Winifred Willard ...
Miss Miller
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An Earl's ancestral castle is literally falling apart. His efforts to support it by hosting tourists and paid guests isn't working. A coal firm wants it to use as a vacation resort, for which it would be requisitioned by the government, and a distant-American cousin wants to purchase it to live in. Written by Becie

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Bonnie Prince Charlie was a Catholic Stewart, one of the reasons he was persecuted. It would have been better to have a Catholic priest rather than a Protestant vicar and wife on the committee that Miss Nicholson (Margaret Rutherford) chaired. See more »

Quotes

Phillips: It would be immoral to spend anything like a quarter of a million dollars on this property for the benefit of one individual.
Mrs. Clodfelter Dunne: You a Socialist?
Phillips: Yes, I am.
Mrs. Clodfelter Dunne: I'm sorry. I had no idea. You look so respectable!
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Soundtracks

There Goes Your Heart
Written by Barry Gray
Composed by Edward Dryhurst
Sung by David Tomlinson (uncredited)
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Forgotten film, worth a watch
11 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some films are saved by a good quality cast, and this almost is, with Margaret Rutherford and David Tomlinson, but it's a bit flighty and does tend to drag just a little bit in the middle. The plot is a good idea but the remainder of the cast are relative unknowns who don't give you that cosy feeling a lot of British comedy of the 50s does. It would have been better with one or two character actors thrown in, maybe Richard Wattis or Irene Handl, just to add another dimension. That said it is worth watching and wouldn't sit out of place in anyone's DVD library. I only wish someone at one the major film distribution companies would have a brain wave one day, dig out all the small British films of the 50s and release them all on modern format. A lot of my collection from this era is on VHS...you can't get it more up to date! I've given this a 6, it could have been much better, but it's still one I'm keeping in my collection.


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