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Always a Bride (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  6 June 1954 (USA)
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Victor Hemsley and his daughter, Clare ply their trade at swanky Riviera resorts, where they pose as a married couple---hence the title---and he "disappears with all of her savings" and ... See full summary »

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Clare Hemsley
Terence Morgan ...
Terence Winch
Ronald Squire ...
Victor Hemsley
James Hayter ...
Dutton
Marie Lohr ...
Dowager
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Teddy
David Hurst ...
Beckstein
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Taxi Driver
Charles Goldner ...
Hotel Manager
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Inspector (as Jacques Brunius)
Jill Day ...
Singer
Jacques Brown ...
Manager
Dino Galvani ...
Magistrate
Geoffrey Goodheart ...
(as Geoffrey Goodhart)
Mary Hinton ...
Dowager
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Victor Hemsley and his daughter, Clare ply their trade at swanky Riviera resorts, where they pose as a married couple---hence the title---and he "disappears with all of her savings" and sympathetic money contributions pour in on her from the wealthy guests. She would prefer a more settled life and meets and falls in love with Terence Winch, an investigator for the British Treasury. He is ostracized by both the guests and the management as his job is to see that none of the British citizens spends more money than permitted by the government. Clare agrees to work with her father on one last scheme in which they "sell" the hotel they're staying in in Nice. They pull it off, but are paid in counterfeit money and flee to Italy, followed closely by the police and Terence. James Hayter appears as the wealthiest man on the Riviera who is also England's best known tax dodger, while David Hurst is a petty thief who always fails and Charles Goldner is an amorous hotel manager. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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I Love You Toujours
Music by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard)
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
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Peggy Cummins in British comedy about con-artists on the Riviera...
18 May 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a hidden gem, as someone else commented, and deserves watching. It's a spry comedy about a father and daughter (RONALD SQUIRE and PEGGY CUMMINS) who bilk hotel people out of money with a simple swindle that works every time--with Squire posing as the husband who deserts his wife.

Along comes an honest man (TERENCE MORGAN) who knows nothing about Cummins' background before he falls in love with her. Even when she tells him she's not really the girl he should be chasing, he won't be dissuaded. The plot goes on to include an overly amorous hotel manager, a double cross that's repeated several times and finally, a double double cross that one suspects is coming all along involving a wealthy man who keeps a closet full of currency.

It's highly amusing without resorting to the sort of over-the-top British humor that was more fashionable during the '60s. Here the approach is more subtle and manages to be just as entertaining, due to some charming performances from the cast.

Summing up: Nice to see Cummins having a good time in a comedy and looking so beautiful. Terence Morgan does equally well as the light comedy romantic lead. RONALD SQUIRE is amusing in a role vastly different from the kind he usually played in films like MY COUSIN RACHEL, where he assumed a more serious and sober side of his nature.


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