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Genevieve -- Alan McKim is the proud owner of 'Genevieve', a vintage car. His enthusiasm is not shared by his wife, Wendy, but she is prepared to accompany him on the annual London to Brighton race.


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Release Date:
15 February 1954 (USA) See more »
It ought to be illegal to let "Genevieve" on the streets!
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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One of my favorite movies! See more (44 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dinah Sheridan ... Wendy McKim
John Gregson ... Alan McKim
Kay Kendall ... Rosalind Peters

Kenneth More ... Ambrose Claverhouse
Geoffrey Keen ... Policeman
Reginald Beckwith ... J. C. Callahan
Arthur Wontner ... Old Gentleman
Joyce Grenfell ... Hotel proprietress
Leslie Mitchell ... Himself - Newsreel Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Balfour ... Trumpeter (uncredited)
Joe E. Carr ... Mechanic joey (uncredited)
Lesley Dudley ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Stanley Escane ... Film cameraman (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths ... Ice Cream Seller (uncredited)
Charles Lamb ... Publican (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Lady in Nightclub (uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
Edward Malin ... Spectator (uncredited)
Edie Martin ... Guest (uncredited)
Michael Medwin ... Father to be (uncredited)
Harold Siddons ... Policeman (uncredited)
Christopher Warbey ... Little boy (uncredited)
Patrick Westwood ... Mechanic (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Cornelius 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Rose  story and screenplay

Produced by
Earl St. John .... executive producer
Henry Cornelius .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Larry Adler 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis 
Film Editing by
Clive Donner 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Michael Stringer 
Costume Design by
Marjory Cornelius 
Makeup Department
Helen Penfold .... hair stylist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Production Management
George Pitcher .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Arnold .... assistant director
Erica Masters .... assistant director (uncredited)
David W. Orton .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jim Able .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Lionel Couch .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Roy Dorman .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter James .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
C.C. Stevens .... sound recordist
Bill Daniels .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Geoffrey Daniels .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Des Edwards .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Archie Ludski .... sound assistant (uncredited)
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Les Wiggins .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Moore .... camera operator
Bill Bonner .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ray Parslow .... focus puller (uncredited)
Tony Spratling .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Segalla .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Eric Boyd-Perkins .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Larry Adler .... musician
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Eric Rogers .... composer: dance numbers
Kenny Baker .... musician: trumpet solo for Kay Kendall (uncredited)
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller: Pinewood Studios
Yvonne Axeworthy .... continuity (as Yvonne Axworthy)
Joan Bridge .... technicolor colour consultant
T.S. Lyndon-Haynes .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
86 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #16715, General Audience) | West Germany:6 (nf)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: The amount of ice cream between shots during the scene when Alan and Ambrose almost pulled off their bet changes.See more »
Rosalind Peters:Ambrose only seems to think about two things. That silly old car - and the other thing.
Wendy McKim:What other thing? Oh. My husband only thinks about the car.
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorite movies!, 29 January 2001
Author: skoiyase from Putnam County, New York USA

I wish they made more movies like this one! A light hearted comedy about an antique car rally and the competitive relationship between two friends. A recipe for a wonderful film that I could not recommend enough. The previous comments say it all! I only wish one of our vintage film channels would show it.

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