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Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, War | 2 June 1946 (USA)
A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.

Director:

Ernst Lubitsch

Writers:

Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay), Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Boyer ... Adam Belinski
Jennifer Jones ... Cluny Brown
Peter Lawford ... Andrew Carmel
Helen Walker ... Betty Cream
Reginald Gardiner ... Hilary Ames
Reginald Owen ... Sir Henry Carmel
C. Aubrey Smith ... Col. Charles Duff Graham (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
Richard Haydn ... Jonathan Wilson
Margaret Bannerman Margaret Bannerman ... Lady Alice Carmel
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Maile
Ernest Cossart ... Syrette
Florence Bates ... Dowager at Ames' Party
Una O'Connor ... Mrs. Wilson
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Storyline

Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a dull shopkeeper named Mr. Wilson. Belinski soon falls in love with Cluny and tries to keep her from marrying Wilson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Things happen...and happen...and happen...and happen! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pecado de Cluny Brown See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,155
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Establishing footage of Friars Carmel Manor was later also used in "The Fox Hunt" a 1956 episode of "I Love Lucy" as Berkshire Manor, the home of Sir Clive Richardson, who invites the Ricardos and Mertzes for an English country house weekend. See more »

Goofs

Midway through the film, Andrew Carmel drives through the village on his way to his parents' country house. However, when Belinski leaves the Carmel house he is driven through the village traveling in the same direction on the same road as Andrew was driving towards the house. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Carmel: You're so right, Betty. We all behave too well. We never do the wrong thing at the right time. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, "What England needs is more Belinskis."
Elizabeth 'Betty' Cream: I think one is quite enough.
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Featured in She's Funny That Way (2014) See more »

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Sweet, feel-good movie
15 December 2006 | by debdo33See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Charles Boyer is always such a smooth actor. Im a sucker for a French accent. It was simple movie with a simple plot. Jennifer Jones was cute in the movie but not the best acting I've seen her do. I really liked her character though. I've watched this movie about 15 times and I cant really explain why, except that it makes me feel good. This is the kind of movie you want to watch if its a rainy, cold day outside and you can curl up with a cup of cocoa. The cocoa will warm your insides and the movie Cluny Brown will warm your heart. I will always treasure this sweet simple romantic comedy. Keep in mind that this is a very old movie and the purpose was for entertainment back then, not detailed plot twists. I think that this movie is worth watching, but don't stop after the first 15 minutes, it does get better. Just watch it!!!Trust me!!


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