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Her Man Gilbey (1944)

English Without Tears (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War | 22 December 1944 (Sweden)
While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with... See full summary »

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Harold French
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Dudley-Ward ... Joan Heseltine (as Penelope Ward)
Michael Wilding ... Tom Gilbey
Lilli Palmer ... Brigid Knudsen
Claude Dauphin ... François de Freycinet
Albert Lieven ... Felix Dembowski
Peggy Cummins ... Bobbie Heseltine
Roland Culver ... Sir Cosmo Brandon
Margaret Rutherford ... Lady Christabel Beauclerk
Martin Miller ... Schmidt
Paul Demel Paul Demel ... M. Saladoff
Beryl Measor Beryl Measor ... Miss Faljambe
Guy Middleton ... Captain Standish
Esma Cannon ... Queenie
Ivor Barnard ... Mr. Quiel
Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas ... Monsieur Rolland (as Paul Boniface)
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While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with the family butler, Tom Gilbey. The birds are forgotten when war breaks out, and Gilbey now finds himself in love with the niece whose love was previously unrequited. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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22 December 1944 (Sweden) See more »

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Her Man Gilbey See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Primula Rollo's only film. She was married to David Niven and had two children. She died aged 28 after falling during a game of Hide n Seek at Tyrone Power's house. Mistaking a cellar entrance for a closet. David was heartbroken for many years to come. Tragic. This movie is available on movie streaming sites. See more »

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Bless 'em All
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Written by Fred Godfrey, Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake
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Exuberant Escapist Nonsense
1 May 2017 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Considering that it uses as its backdrop the mounting militarisation of Britain between the summer of 1939 and the beginning of 1943 this is a fantastically inconsequential and unfocused piece of escapist fluff.

A sequel in name only to 'French Without Tears' (1939), based on Terence Rattigan's West End hit of 1936, which had got the newly formed company Two Cities Films on its feet five years earlier; they prevailed upon Rattigan to lend his name to this occasionally risqué nonsense utilising material which had been left over by Rattigan when he recently completed his play 'When the Sun Shines' in 1943. If you can't be bothered to keep track of the elaborate ebb and flow of romantic entanglements that flit before you, there's always the usual collection of familiar faces in supporting roles to enjoy, particularly cherishable contributions coming from Peggy Cummins, Margaret Rutherford and Roland Culver.


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