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

G  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  January 1968 (USA)
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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 ... 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
Sheila White ...
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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Comedy | Musical

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Daisy Chain (My Old Man's A Dustman)
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Charming and likable 60's curio
6 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'd never heard of this film before TCM started screening it as a late night filler - and initially woke up in the middle of it when Holloway and co were singing the poignant and totally unexpected The World is for the Young. I actually couldn't get the song out of my head for several days.

After that I kept stumbling across bits of it on different screenings and each time I said to my wife "I kinda like this movie" Tonight I finally managed to watch it from the start and although as a film it doesn't really amount to much it's such a good natured, sweet and enjoyably off kilter movie that it just makes me feel good to see it.

I wanted to see what other people thought and it seems a few reviewers do get it - whereas some others seem to get strangely vindictive and offended.

Yes it's completely out of jaunt with it's year and the Hermits were anachronisms by 1968 but Peter No one (I tried to make his surname come out correct) is perfectly fine in the lead, the supporting cast is great, the brightly coloured widescreen is a pleasure to the eyes.

Guilty pleasure or not I've really warmed to this.


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