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Carnival (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 2 December 1946 (UK)
A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth.

Director:

Stanley Haynes

Writers:

Guy Green (screen adaptation), Stanley Haynes (screen adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Gray ... Jenny Pearl
Michael Wilding ... Maurice Avery
Stanley Holloway ... Charlie Raeburn
Bernard Miles ... Trewhella
Jean Kent ... Irene Dale
Catherine Lacey ... Florrie Raeburn
Nancy Price ... Mrs. Trewhella
Hazel Court ... May Raeburn
Michael Clarke Michael Clarke ... Fuzz
Brenda Bruce ... Maudie Chapman
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Corentin
Ronald Ward ... Jack Danby
Mackenzie Ward ... Arthur Danby
Bruce Winston Bruce Winston ... Mr. Dutt
Dennis Arundell ... Studholme
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A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz geht verloren See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Dale: That Jenny Pearl will come to no good one of these days - you mark my words.
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Remake of Venetian Nights (1931) See more »

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They Didn't Know What They Wanted
7 November 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Based on a novel by Compton McKenzie, CARNIVAL is about Sally Gray, a girl from an unhappy home who joins the corps de ballet and entrances all the men: Michael Wilding, an artist, Michael Clarke, his best friend, and Bernard Miles, who marries her and takes her and her crippled sister, Hazel Court, to his dark Cornwall farm.

The movie is full of actors giving fine performances, but it suffers from a problem frequent to the era, of being cut down, both in terms of what can be depicted in a movie, as opposed to a novel, and what would pass a censor. As a result, it becomes a movie of incidents, in which Miss Gray's character often seems to be uncertain as to what she actually wants -- which is, I believe a major point of the story -- and in seeming inconsistencies in Miss Gray's character. In the end, it all fits together, although the viewer may lack the patience to assemble the jigsaw offered.

Even so, the production values, the location shooting and the performances offered will serve to make this worthwhile, particularly for those anxious to see what Miss Gray had to offer after an absence of five years from the screen.


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