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Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 29 May 1946 (Sweden)
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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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El pecado de Cluny Brown See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. 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: Oh, darling, trust me. Please trust me.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Cream: Darling, if I trust you now, I'll always have to trust you. And I won't.
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Today, I just fell in Love with Clunny Brown !
28 November 2007 | by ifasmilecanhelpSee all my reviews

what a sweet and charming movie, so cute, so gentle, a delicious cup of fresh air!

Just "knowing her" by name, I fell in Love with exquisite Clunny Brown, I name Jennifer Jones.

Lovely, pretty, how she acts is exactly what is needed for he part. She is Clunny Brown !

And Charles Boyer, yeah, wonderful, has the right tone too.

What about that bloody temporary "lover", Reginald Gardiner, if I'm not wrong ? just perfect !

I had that definitive smile all along, and still have it now...

and would you believe I enjoyed every minute of Cluny Brown ?

All the characters are pushed to their limits, frank and strong caricatures of different members of our human society...

May be you might feel it's too precious and not realistic, but who cares ? Am I here to watch the news ? NO WAY !

And do not forget once it was like that, for real, and actually if it takes different shapes, it's still the same...

So, great acting from all, I bow once more, and write : Hats off to Mr Lubitsch ! He's one of the true master of comedy !

Some reviewers seem to have small complains about the plot, why not ? yes, it is quiet thin, but for myself I don't mind as long as it has all this kind of charm...

Me ? You people I tell you, I'd rather watch plenty ones with a thin storyline played like this one, (finaly leaving me with a smile going up to my ears) rather ones with more elaborated plot, well played too, which let me a bad taste because they are too dark and hopeless...

Yes, the undertone is frivolous, about deep and sad topics

but personally, if not always, I believe it's a good way of healing human soul...

It's not Life, it's Cinema, I like to dream and smile !!!

They don't do like them anymore (or so seldom...) whispers an aging fox !

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eyes in the head of a poet Orson Welles


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