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Better Late Than Never (1983)

PG | | Comedy | 15 April 1983 (USA)
Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

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Nick Cartland
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Charley Dunbar
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Miss Anderson
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Sable
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Bertie Hargreaves
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Marlene
Kimberley Partridge ...
Bridget
George Hilsdon ...
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Claude Coppola ...
Louis
Marie Marczack ...
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John Rico ...
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Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
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Jacqueline Doyen ...
Head Nurse
Patrick Le Barz ...
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Marco Martinozzi ...
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Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

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Whose Little Girl Are You?  »

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Much of the filming of the movie took place in Monte Carlo which was not far from where David Niven's then villa home called the La Fleur du Cap Mansion located in the Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat millionaire-belt region where the ultra rich lived. This French Riviera house is where Niven resided during the final years of his life. The picture was shot close to Niven's home due to his then failing health. See more »

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I WENT TO A MARVELLOUS PARTY
Words and music by Sir Noël Coward
Published by Chappell Music Limited
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A very nice film from the 1980's
24 May 2010 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This film barely if ever turns up on TV. It has never been given a DVD release, but it was released on Key Video in 1984 on VHS. David Niven and Art Carney are great to see in this film. Lionel Jeffries is quit funny as Hargreves the somewhat absent minded attorney. Maggie Smith turns in a nice performance as the governess. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes, who made such wonderful films in the 1960's like the Wrong Box, and the L shaped Room. The film was produced by David Niven Jr. I remember seeing David Niven on the Merv Griffen Show talking about working with his son as producer. The photography of Niece is absolutely beautiful. I hope to see this film get the DVD release it deserves. ****


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