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The Water Gipsies (1932)

Jane Bell has lived on an old barge moored in the Thames with her feckless father and sister ever since their mother died, but she would prefer her life to be more like the movies -- ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writers:

A.P. Herbert (novel), Miles Malleson (screenplay)
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Ann Todd ... Jane Bell
Sari Maritza ... Lily Bell
Ian Hunter ... Fred Green
Peter Hannen Peter Hannen ... Bryan
Richard Bird ... Ernest
Frances Doble ... Fay
Anthony Ireland ... Moss
Barbara Gott ... Mrs. Green
Moore Marriott ... Mr. Pewtar
Harold Scott ... Mr. Bell
Charles Garry Charles Garry ... Mr. Green
Betty Shale Betty Shale ... Mrs. Higgins
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Jane Bell has lived on an old barge moored in the Thames with her feckless father and sister ever since their mother died, but she would prefer her life to be more like the movies -- reality is being courted by an inarticulate canal boatman, Fred Green, and cleaning the studio of a local artist, Bryan, on whom she has a hopeless crush that leads her to refuse Fred's offer of marriage. When her father loses his job and her sister takes up with a rich young gambler, she becomes engaged instead to Ernest, whose Communist beliefs represent the only fixed set of ideals in her life. But her position as Bryan's sometime model and muse is too precious to give up, even if he doesn't pay any attention to her... and even if Ernest resents it bitterly... Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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Crazy Credits

Jane Bell, who wants to live like the pictures, finds Fred Green, the canal-boatman, a disappointing lover. See more »

Connections

Version of The Water Gipsies (1955) See more »

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Dire - again
28 April 2018 | by Lucy-LasticSee all my reviews

One wonders if cinemagoers really enjoyed themselves on a night at the flicks if this rubbish was what was on offer. Stilted, variable accents and apart from the scenery hardly worth watching - a curio was all that it's worth for an hour or so of my life.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime at the Canal See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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