On New Years Eve, 1899, baronet's son Edward Courtney becomes engaged to Kate, his mother's maid, much to the scandal of London society. The film then follows their family through four generations, with separations, joys, tragedies, and service in the Boer War, WWI, and WWII.
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Sir Edward Courtney and his son quote from Rupert Brooke's 1914 sonnet "The Soldier". See more
Sir Edward Courtney
We come from a fighting people and it's just bad luck if we have to keep on fighting.
New Year's Eve 1899, and the Courtneys of Curzon Street, in common with their class, were entertaining their staff at a Servants' Ball... See more
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You Should See Me Dance the Polka
Written by George Grossmith
(1887) See more