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Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968)

Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek and Barry are working class Manchester lads who aren't getting very far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Noone ...
Herman Tulley
Karl Green ...
Karl
Keith Hopwood ...
Keith
Derek Leckenby ...
Derek
Barry Whitwam ...
Barry
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G.G. Brown
Mona Washbourne ...
Mrs. Brown
Lance Percival ...
Percy Sutton
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Grandma Gloria Tulley
...
Tulip
Sarah Caldwell ...
Judy Brown
Hugh Futcher ...
Swothard
Drewe Henley ...
Clive
Avis Bunnage ...
Tulip's Mother
John Sharp ...
Oakshot
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Friends Herman, Karl, Keith, Derek and Barry are working class Manchester lads who aren't getting very far in their respective working lives. That fact is epitomized by Herman's failure to get the promotion to junior account executive at the advertising company at which he works. Regardless, his Grandmother Gloria, with who he lives, has faith in him. What Herman really wants to do is race Mrs. Brown, a greyhound inherited from his now deceased grandfather. Mrs. Brown is a natural racer and has the potential to win. His four mates have bought equal ownership of Mrs. Brown. Their problem is is that what little money they collectively have goes into the care and feeding of Mrs. Brown, which doesn't leave them enough money for such things as race entry fees, the ultimate race being one held in London. So, they try to raise money by their band Herman's Hermits playing at whatever gig they can get. In their quest to get themselves to London and Mrs. Brown into that race, they get into one ... Written by Huggo

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London is for the "birds" - and the loveliest birds of all are flocking to Herman and his Hermits! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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January 1968 (USA)  »

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Let's Go! Herman's Hermits  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Morton DaCosta was the original director of this film. Producer Allen Klein replaced him during filming with Saul Swimmer. See more »

Quotes

Woman on Embankment: [as Percy the Hobo blocks her taking a photograph of the Houses of Parliament] Here. Watch it. You're messing up the Houses of Parliament.
Percy Sutton: Well, Madame, I'm not the only one.
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Soundtracks

The Most Beautiful Thing in My Life
Written by Kenny Young
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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The boys must have needed a payday in the worst way
8 November 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

As bad as this silliness was it still outshone The Beatles "Help" by a wide margin. It was, however, not in the same class as "A Hard Days Night" by the Fab 4 which was a masterpiece - well, sorta. In Mrs. Brown we have the 5 cute Hermits running around England trying to become big time dog racers, making time with cute birds, grinning like blind apes, playing their abysmal songs, and proving their talents lie not in acting. I enjoyed the film very much because it showcased one of the original 'invasion' groups, not because it was an award winner; although it really wasn't all that bad either. Is it possible the Hermits popularity waned because at the time of this filming most rock groups has gone beyond the squeaky clean, suit and tie, short/mod hair Herman and the boys were sporting? These blokes looked like advertising men when compared to Big Brother or the Dead.


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