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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:
Great humoured classic. They don't make them like this any more. 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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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:
According to Dinah Sheridan interviewed in 'Sixty Voices' edited by Brian McFarlane and published by the BFI, in addition to Claire Bloom, Guy Middleton was wanted for the Kenneth More part and Dirk Bogarde for the John Gregson role. She added 'I can't remember who they wanted instead of Kay Kendall'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount and color of Ambrose's beer between shots in the scene before the final race changes when Rosalind is hung over. Also, Rosalind's hangover tablets disappear from the table in the same scene.See more »
Quotes:
Ambrose Claverhouse:Combining the London-to-Brighton run with a really beautiful emotional experience.See more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Great humoured classic. They don't make them like this any more., 4 November 1998
Author: zipit from Guildford

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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