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 ...
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »
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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
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The tune played during the parade at the end of the movie is the "Colonel Bogey March", which was used prominently in another Alec Guinness film, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). See more »
Editing: In the parade at the end of the film, the star footballer signed by Machin (who doesn't yet appear in the cast credits) winks at the grandees during the march past in long shot followed second later by the close-up of the same action. See more »
I first saw this film a number of years ago and had never forgotten it. I took the opportunity to watch it again recently and realised what a little masterpiece it is, based on a timeless premise of rags to riches. Each member of the cast is faultless and the direction is superb, Guiness shows what a consummate actor he was admirably supported by some of the fine character players of the time. Glynis Johns plays manipulation and seductiveness to perfection ably supported by Valerie Hobson and Petula Clark as the other central women working to the finely crafted screenplay. To me it ranks along with the finest Ealing comedies. The Card is an example of British film making at its best.
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