Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go ... See full summary »

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Alfred Salteena
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Lord Bernard Clark
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Ethel Monticue
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Earl of Clincham
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Minnit
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Procurio
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Bessie Topp
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Rosalind
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Lady Gay Finchling
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Mrs. Monticue
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Horace
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Station Master
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Mr. Domonic
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Alfred Salteena is a slightly bumbling gentleman who meets a young lady on a train and invites her to his home in London. She comes to see society and meet young men and bothers him to go out and meet important people. They travel to see Lord Bernard where Alfred realises that he is not "high society" enough to win the beautiful social climber Ethel. Bernard offers to send him to a training school to help gentlemen "improve themselves", while he "entertains" Ethel at his home. Written by bob the moo

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26 December 2003 (UK)  »

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The Young Visiters or Mr. Salteena's Plan  »

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The source novel incorporated a lot of Ashford's mis-spellings, and the film does this also - in the title, and in some of the signs which can be seen in the palace scenes (e.g. 'Prince of Whales'). See more »

Goofs

At the public function Ethel very much wants to go to meet Earls, Lords and Ladies, there is a woman who sings the Australian Kookaburra song. The song was written in 1932. This movie takes place in Victorian England. See more »

Quotes

Ethel Monticue: [in an OUTRAGEOUSLY low and throaty voice, after Bernard threatens suicide] Bernard, I implore you, don't!
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Remake of The Young Visiters (1984) See more »

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Charming.
31 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a lovely film. No smut, innuendo or anything nefarious whatsoever. Apparently originally written by a girl of nine, all her spelling errors have been left in place. The Prince of Whales indeed! Lovely shots of the British countryside, Bluebell Railway (I assume it was) and all. The story is very simplistic, but thoroughly enchanting. Nice to have the Crystal Palace mentioned and depicted - I only wish they could have rebuilt it for the film, but that might have nudged the budget up a bit! Recommended to anyone who enjoys the values of childhood and thinks childhood is all too brief.


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