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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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You've got to sing... swing.. and do your own thing... And no one does it better in merry young London than Herman's 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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Connections

Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
(credited as "Title Song")
By Trevor Peacock
Performed by Herman's Hermits, played over the closing credits
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not as bad as it sounds
16 October 1999 | by (massachusetts) – See all my reviews

By 1968 Herman's Hermits had become passe to their teenybopper fans, so it is not a surprise that this picture was barely released. It was one of the last of a subgenre of building a movie around a British Invasion musical group. Mrs Brown in this case was a greyhound that the band try to make into a racing champ. The redoubtable Stanley Hollaway provides some professionalism as the band's wealthy sponsor. And he just happens to have a daughter that Peter Noone takes a shine to. Do you think she will toss off her arrogant fashion photographer boyfriend to be with Noone? If you don't know the answer to that one , you haven't seen too many movies! Still this has some nice color photography and it's always amusing to see Hollywood's idea of "hippies" from the late 60's.


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