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Lazybones (1935)

Lazybones is an idle baronet. He hasn't a care in the world until his father cuts him off without a penny. He then meets an American heiress & marries her but finds she has been ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Powell

Writers:

Ernest Denny (play), Gerard Fairlie (adapted for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ian Hunter ... Sir Reginald Ford
Claire Luce ... Kitty McCarthy
Bernard Nedell ... Michael McCarthy
Denys Blakelock Denys Blakelock ... Hugh Ford
Mary Gaskell Mary Gaskell ... Marjory Ford
Michael Shepley ... Hildebrand Pope
Pamela Carme Pamela Carme ... Lottie Pope (as Pamela Carne)
Bobbie Comber Bobbie Comber ... Kemp
Fred Withers Fred Withers ... Richards
Sara Allgood ... Bridget
Frank Morgan Frank Morgan ... Tom
Fewlass Llewellyn Fewlass Llewellyn ... Lord Brockley
Harold Warrender Harold Warrender ... Lord Melton
Paul Blake Paul Blake ... Viscount Woodland
Miles Malleson ... The Pessimist
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Storyline

Lazybones is an idle baronet. He hasn't a care in the world until his father cuts him off without a penny. He then meets an American heiress & marries her but finds she has been disinherited as well. They find even more trouble in the shape of the American's cousin. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1935 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Real Art See more »

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Production Co:

Real Art Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (RCA Photophone Sound Equipment: The Emblem Of Perfect Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was made at a time when the studios used to work through the night and the leading actors were both in plays in London. So after their evening performance they would come out to Twickenham to shoot their parts. And the film was about someone who's meant to be idle! See more »

Connections

Featured in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazybones
(uncredited)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Played over main and end titles
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somewhat disappointing curio
17 July 2001 | by rogierrSee all my reviews

I did never see anything by Powell (nor by longtime collaborator Emeric Pressburger) but I figure I couldn't have a worse start than this one. Technically interesting, but the acting is unbelievably terrible and the supposed jokes diffuse and float away before they have the chance to reach your speakers :-( and that's not due to the lack of music (apart from the begintitles and the endscene). Let's just say Powell needed MORE than 5 years to learn how to handle actors AND sound. Probably interesting for Powell-completists and/or if you can be satisfied with nice cinematography (by Arthur Crabtree) alone. If you want the tape (VHS-PAL) I'll send it over gladly ;-)


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