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Genevieve (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 February 1954 (USA)
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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Cast

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Wendy McKim
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Alan McKim
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Rosalind Peters
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Ambrose Claverhouse
Geoffrey Keen ...
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Reginald Beckwith ...
J.C. Callahan
Arthur Wontner ...
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Joyce Grenfell ...
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ambrose's quotation "From the East to western Ind / No jewel is like Rosalind" is taken from Shakespeare's "As You Like It". See more »

Goofs

A close-up of Alan and Wendy near the end of the film reverses the shot. There is no apparent reason for this. See more »

Quotes

Hotel proprietress: Nobody's ever complained before.
Guest: Are they Americans?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening credits: For their patient co-operation 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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Referenced in BBC Proms: Prom 2: Music from Great British Films (2007) See more »

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The England that is no more
9 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful film this is, it takes you back to an England that is no more.The four leading stars compliment each other, with the beautiful Kay Kendall leading the way and Kenneth More having to put up with her dog as well. The great harmonica score enhances the film and sets the mood(reminds me of last of the summer wine music). I have lost count of the number of times i have seen this film but it is as enjoyable now as it was the first time i saw it. The plot is simple just two mates having a wager to see who will be the first to arrive in Brighton while taking part in the veteran car rally and their poor female partners having to suffer all the way. Pure enjoyment from start to finish. I know it is an old saying but it is true in this case....... they couldn't make them like this anymore.


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