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Genevieve (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  15 February 1954 (USA)
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It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

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Wendy McKim
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Alan McKim
Kay Kendall ...
Rosalind Peters
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Ambrose Claverhouse
Geoffrey Keen ...
Policeman
Reginald Beckwith ...
J. C. Callahan
Arthur Wontner ...
Old Gentleman
Joyce Grenfell ...
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It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. Along the way, some old jealousies are kindled to the point where the two men decide to have a "friendly" wager on who will be the first back to London. Once the competitive juices get all fired up, however, it quickly becomes a nasty, hotly-contested affair. Ambrose's companion must suffer through her "maiden voyage" on the rally, while Mrs. McKim, on the other hand, is a long-time sufferer of her husband's obsession. Written by Albert Jingle

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It ought to be illegal to let "Genevieve" on the streets!

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15 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Die feurige Isabella  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Claire Bloom was first choice for the role of Wendy but was unavailable. See more »

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As the cars race through London towards the end of the film, a group of cyclists following More's car appear and disappear as the camera position changes. See more »

Quotes

Ambrose Claverhouse: Combining the London-to-Brighton run with a really beautiful emotional experience.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening credits: For their patient cooperation the makers of this film express their thanks to the officers and members of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Any resemblance between the deportment of our characters and any club members is emphatically denied - - - by the club. See more »


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Performed by Larry Adler
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a totally wonderful film
9 September 1999 | by (Peoria, IL) – See all my reviews

One of my favorites of all time. A fresh, whimsical, gentle and wonderful comedy. Every time I think of it I smile and long to be in a roadster in England of the early 50's. Contains one of the greatest - if not the greatest - transition scenes in all movies. Watch for it near the beginning, when suddenly you hear a voice over saying "not that long ago what you are about to see would be illegal." Absolutely brilliant.


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