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Storm in a Teacup (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 February 1938 (USA)
A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.

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Bruno Frank (play), James Bridie (Anglo-Scottish version) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Leigh ... Victoria Gow
Rex Harrison ... Frank Burdon
Cecil Parker ... Provost William Gow
Sara Allgood ... Honoria Hegarty
Ursula Jeans ... Lisbet Skirving
Gus McNaughton ... Horace Skirving
Edgar K. Bruce ... McKellar (as Edgar Bruce)
Robert Hale Robert Hale ... Lord Skerryvore
Quinton McPherson Quinton McPherson ... Baillie Callender (as Quinton Macpherson)
Arthur Wontner ... Fiscal
Eliot Makeham ... Sheriff
George Pughe George Pughe ... Menzies
Arthur Seaton Arthur Seaton ... Police Sergeant
Cecil Mannering Cecil Mannering ... Police Constable
Ivor Barnard ... Watkins
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Storyline

Frank Burdon is a new reporter on a small-town Scottish paper. He's told to interview local politician William Gow, then left in charge of the paper overnight. He sees Gow being high-handed to a woman who can't afford to license her dog, and decides to run that story instead of the expected puff piece. Both are decent men, but a little too proud to back down, and the battle escalates into a criminal case... but at the same time, Burdon and Gow's daughter Victoria are falling in love. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tormenta a la vista See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its New York City television premiere Sunday 16 July 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

During the initial interview, Frank switches back and forth from holding his notepad to leaning on a table. See more »

Quotes

Frank Burdon: The people of these islands are the most long-suffering in the world - they'll put up anything: they'll pull in their belts if they think it's their duty, they'll even go to the ends of the earth to be blown to bits if necessary. But there's two things they won't put up with - bullying and cruelty.
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Crazy Credits

In keeping with the Scottish setting, the opening credits are shown on various Scottish plaids. See more »

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Version of Storm in a Water Glass (1931) See more »

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Bonnie Dundee
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Arranged by Frederick Lewis
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Amusing 1930s' British comedy with the future Scarlett and Dr. Dolittle.
18 May 2000 | by FelixtheCatSee all my reviews

Rex Harrison portrays a newly arrived British journalist in Scotland who uses his new job at a newspaper to take on the local political bigwig in this pleasing British comedy. The unfortunate circumstance is that while he battles the politician, he happens to be falling in love with the politician's beautiful daughter, Vivian Leigh. The issue at hand is the life of a dog that Leigh's father has coldly ordered to be put to sleep. It seems that its owner could not afford a dog license. Dog lovers should enjoy one scene in particular where what seems to be hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes raid the politician's mansion.


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