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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Wendy McKim
John Gregson ...
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 ...
Hotel proprietress
Leslie Mitchell ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Die feurige Isabella  »

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Trivia

John Gregson (owner of Genevieve) couldn't actually drive. See more »

Goofs

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: Well, frankly children, this is beyond me!
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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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Great humoured classic. They don't make them like this any more.
4 November 1998 | by (Guildford) – See all my reviews

This is a most wonderful film. I admit to having a bias towards this film because my mother played the shepherd girl. The four main characters play wonderfully against each-other with a brother-like rivalry between John Gregson and Kenneth More. It really is great fun to see the cars race - we're not talking great speed here - these are vintage cars, you know! They don't make them like this any more.


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