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Rex Harrison ... Cecil

Wendy Hiller ... Evelyn

Cyril Cusack ... Hawkins
Gary Owen ... Chauffeur

Directed by
James Cellan Jones 
Writing credits
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William Douglas-Home 

Produced by
John Rosenberg .... producer
John Woolf .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Keith Judge 
Production Design by
Spencer Chapman 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 

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Netherlands:80 min | USA:80 min
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Rex Harrison and Wendy Hiller also appeared 42 years earlier together as a romantic couple in the film screen adaption of George Bernard Shaw's stage play, Major Barbara.See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Delightful, Sophisticated Comedy!, 11 July 2007
Author: Bengal09 from Canada

This film is a treat to watch as Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller and Cyril Cusack are in top form. The dialog is surprisingly quick and at times delightfully risqué, as the former lovers frankly recall what might have been fifty years ago.

Dame Wendy is wonderful in a change of pace role, quite different from the formidable old ladies she was known for. As Lady Evelyn, she is still attractive, sparkling and sensuous, game for anything Sir Cecil has in mind. Their drunken evening is very witty.

Cyril Cusack steals the show as Rex Harrison's devoted butler. His little chat with Lady Evelyn in the summer house is absolutely hilarious.

A must see for all who love seeing bygone stars and the sheer range and unpredictability of their talents. A treat!

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