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Genevieve (1953)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Wendy McKim
John Gregson ...
Alan McKim
Kay Kendall ...
Rosalind Peters
Ambrose Claverhouse
Geoffrey Keen ...
Reginald Beckwith ...
J. C. Callahan
Arthur Wontner ...
Old Gentleman
Joyce Grenfell ...
Hotel proprietress
Leslie Mitchell ...
Himself - Newsreel Commentator


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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Release Date:

15 February 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die feurige Isabella  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The London - Brighton Rally is held in November; it would therefore, have been pitch dark, long before the McKim's got to Brighton. See more »


The amount of ice cream between shots during the scene when Alan and Ambrose almost pulled off their bet changes. See more »


Policeman: We'll have that!
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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 »


Referenced in Preview of Motor Show (1957) See more »


Trumpet solo
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One of the best comedies I have ever seen.
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first was made.

Then I saw it several times later.

It is comedy in the true, old-fashion style. One does not see this kind of movie anymore.

Over the years I have tried to find a copy of "Genevieve" and have been unsuccessful.

If anyone out there can help me locate a copy, either VCR or DVD, I would appreciate it very much.

So much of what I see today should take a lesson from this happy, funny little movie.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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