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Spring in Park Lane (1948)

The diamond merchant's niece falls for his new footman who is really an impoverished aristocrat.

Director:

Herbert Wilcox
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Neagle ... Judy Howard
Michael Wilding ... Lord Richard
Tom Walls ... Uncle Joshua Howard
Peter Graves ... Basil Maitland
Marjorie Fielding Marjorie Fielding ... Mildred Howard
Nigel Patrick ... Mr. Bacon
G.H. Mulcaster G.H. Mulcaster ... Perkins
Josephine Fitzgerald Josephine Fitzgerald ... Kate O'Malley
Lana Morris ... Rosie
Nicholas Phipps ... Marquis of Borechester
Catherine Paul Catherine Paul ... Lady Borechester
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The diamond merchant's niece falls for his new footman who is really an impoverished aristocrat.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção da Primavera See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Third of six films pairing Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding released from 1947 to 1952. This was their most popular film. See more »

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Ten people are seated at the dinner table. In a later scene of dancing to a band, 14 people can be seen on the dance floor. And they don't include Uncle Joshua, the Marquis of Borechester (George) or Richard. See more »

Quotes

Kate O'Malley: Young man, you're engaged. But remember this - the first time you trump an ace of mine, you'll fire yourself.
Lord Richard: Mrs. O'Malley, the first time I trump an ace of yours, I'll shoot myself.
Kate O'Malley: Good!
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Crazy Credits

About one-third into the movie, the screen runs credits that introduce the Borechester family: "Borechester Towers. Ancestral seat of the Marquis of Borechester. "A.D. 1100. The Normans started building the walls... "A.D. 1300. The family started hanging their pictures on the walls... "A.D. 1939. The R.A.F. took over and started scribbling on the walls... "A.D. 1947. A Stately home of England -- with the state coming nearer every budget." See more »

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Music by Manning Sherwin
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
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One of those stately homes of England
24 September 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Spring In Park Lane has Michael Wilding an aristocrat on the lam lest a family scandal ensue getting a job with Tom Walls who's a nouveau riche type looking to acquire a bit of culture. He takes a job as a footman with only butler G.H. Mulcaster knowing his true identity.

But Anna Neagle who is secretary as well as daughter of Walls suspects early on that this servant is not all he seems. He's way too well educated and cultured for one in his line of work.

This is one light and airy confection with a great deal of the charm of this film residing in the charm and chemistry of the leads. Neagle and Wilding had that in abundance.

Others in the cast you will enjoy are Josephine Fitzgerald as the severe Irish housekeeper for Walls who finds Wilding a most agreeable bridge partner and Nicholas Phipps as one of those empty headed twits who have titles. He's also the Marquis of Borechester the family title of which Wilding is a possible heir.

If you like your British films light and airy you can't go wrong with Spring In Park Lane.


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