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Genevieve
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Director:
Writer:
William Rose (story)
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Release Date:
15 February 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It ought to be illegal to let "Genevieve" on the streets!
Plot:
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An inspiration to veteran toy vehicle collectors See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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Runtime:
86 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Ambrose Claverhouse:Well, frankly children, this is beyond me!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Title themeSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An inspiration to veteran toy vehicle collectors, 30 October 2005
Author: big_alwain from United Kingdom

I first saw the film 'Genevieve' around 1969 - 1970 at home in glorious Black and white on black and white TV. Since then it has always stood out in my mind as one of the more memorable and enjoyable films from the 50's and 60's so common on TV at that time.

It's gentle comedy and heartening scenes of the English countryside along with the outstanding and unforgettable harmonic tones of Larry Adler's uplifting score make for such a rich and pleasing cinematic experience.

I have probably now seen the film more than five times and more recently in full colour, which makes it even more pleasing to the eye and enables one to see not only the main star 'Genevieve' but all the other incidental passing vehicles of the late forties and early fifties in their full livery and colour. Many of these vehicles would today be collectors items in their own right.

It would not be putting it too strongly to say that the film 'Genenieve' is a toy vehicle appreciators and collectors delight, as well as an inspiration for restorers of full size veteran vehicles.

Alan Wainwright

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