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The Promoter (1952)
"The Card" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  14 August 1952 (Sweden)
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A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ... See full summary »

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Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin
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Nellie Cotterill
Edward Chapman ...
Herbert Duncalf
Veronica Turleigh ...
George Devine ...
Mr. H. Calvert
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Codleyn
Frank Pettingell ...
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Gibb McLaughlin ...
Emery
Joey the Mule ...
Joey the Mule
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A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman... Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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At the very end of the film, the town band strikes up the Col. Bogey March. Five years later, the same piece of music would become better known as the theme from the Alec Guinness movie "Bridge on the river Kwai." See more »

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Inside the moving van, the position of the match in Denry's hand changes between shots. See more »

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Machin - what a card!
20 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A classic Alec Guinness performance, in this case as Denry Machin, a man who sees opportunity around every corner. Typified by his line 'I just do this to make money', Machin is likable as he sets up his 'Thrift Club' to entice locals into giving him money so he can purchase goods at a huge discount.

One of the first entrepreneurs, Machin is a lovable rogue and his story is a fun one to watch. A great British classic which showcases Guinness (one of our best actors) alongside British movie luminaries Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, and Petula Clark.

Much later this story was made into a musical, but sadly that has never yet been filmed. It will be fascinating if that ever makes it to the screen.


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