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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:
Stop it both of you your hauling like broligans! 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)
 
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Runtime:
86 min
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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)

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Trivia:
Despite being one of Britain's most well-loved films, this was apparently hell to make. Director Henry Cornelius was vetoed on most of his first choices - Dirk Bogarde turned him down, as had Claire Bloom - and he was forced to make it at studios he didn't want to work at. Cornelius' displeasure was acutely felt by cast and crew as he didn't hide how unhappy he was. He was also seemingly highly lecherous. Consequently both Dinah Sheridan and Kay Kendall carried whistles on them at all times in case they ever found themselves alone with him. Olive Dodds, Rank's head of contract artists, later testified that every leading cast member came to her at one point and said they wanted off the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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!See more »
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Stop it both of you your hauling like broligans!, 1 July 2000

Such a classic in film history. Genevieve is a 1908 Darrack(car), the McKims are on there annaul Car Rally from London to Brighton, only this time on the way back to London, its a race against ex-friend Ambrose Claverhouse. Classic incidents in which form a race where anything goes will be firmly in your mind for ever. Dinah Sheridan plays an excellent Wendy who thinks its absolutely absurd bouncing around in these old cars. Kay Kendal plays the trumpet playing model Rosilind Peters who also thinks that its all getting rather silly, she has also bought her dog along for the ride. Kenneth More plays the sarcastic and terrible flirt Abrose who is determined to win. John Gregson plays the moody, long suffering and jealous Alan who also wants to win the race. I promise that this will have you in tears of laughter, a splendid film of a brilliant era of English film making, no film of this type has even come close. This is my favorite film, 5 out of 5.

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