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An amusing slice of 'Olde England' from the mid-thirties

Author: daningy-1 from United Kingdom
25 August 2017

An amusing slice of 'Olde England' from the mid-thirties, when country 'gals' could meet interesting 'chaps' on the London-bound train, be offered a position without CV, interview or apparent qualifications for the role, and stay at The Ritz. Plot develops quickly, with Roger Livesey as 'Peter North' vying with Robert Rendel's 'Alfred Blake' for 'Jean Temple', played by attractive Mary Newland. If for nothing else, worth watching by history buffs for LNER trains, some 'Art Deco' door motifs and scenes of central London by night. Previous reviewer has confused the actresses, perhaps by the way IMDb has them listed. Mary Jerrold plays the mother, and it's Mary Newland who's the 'love interest'...6/10

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Ruined By Farcical Ending

Author: malcolmgsw from london
19 May 2013

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Mary Jerold plays a rich girl who decides to break free of her mother and get a job.This she does as a handbag designer .She gets the job by a chance meeting with Robert Rendell who is an acquaintance of her mother.Rendell,who is much older than Jerold, and wants to marry her.However she is interested in an inventor who has joined the company,Roger Livesey.He rows with Rendel over ownership of an invention.Jerold subsequently sets up Livesey in business.When Rendel finds out he sues on the basis that the invention belongs to him.So far so good.To try and resolve matters Jerolds mum invites Rendel down to her house for a shoot.Her initial initiative to settle matters fail.Then she tells Rendel that there is something wrong with Jerold mentally.Jerold jerking her feet from plant leaves and waking up with a start are enough to convince Rendel that she has something wrong with her and calls off the action and so Jerold can now marry Livesey.All very sensible till the ridiculous ending.

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