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The Amazing Mr. Beecham (1949)

The Chiltern Hundreds (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | December 1949 (USA)
Young Viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June, a rich American ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cecil Parker ... Benjamin Beecham
A.E. Matthews ... Lord Lister
David Tomlinson ... Lord Tony Pym
Lana Morris ... Bessie Sykes
Marjorie Fielding Marjorie Fielding ... Lady Lister
Tom Macaulay Tom Macaulay ... Cleghorn
Joyce Carey ... Lady Caroline
Helen Backlin Helen Backlin ... June Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Andersen Gerald Andersen ... Mr. Brown (as Gerald Anderson)
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Sergeant
Robert Cawdron ... Sergeant
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Sentry
Peggy Ann Clifford Peggy Ann Clifford ... Mother
Charles Cullum Charles Cullum ... Colonel
Richard Dunn Richard Dunn ... Labour agent
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Young Viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June, a rich American heiress, before she returns to America. Due to unexpected circumstances, he is driven to take part in the election campaign but loses the vote. Humiliated, Tony must win June Back so why not stand again, as a Socialist this time? Written by Guy Bellinger

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One of the Merriest Comedies of the Season!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Mr. Beecham See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Not bad
18 April 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

Tony Pym comes back from the army to run for the town election, as the local member has been in his family for generations. Naturally. he's the first NOT to win! So the family, with the help of his on again/off again fiancee, set about rectifying this.

Watch out for the doddery old Earl, he's the most hilarious part of the movie, stuck in his own little world, not letting anyone answer the phone because the shadow of them crossing the window might disturb the rabbit he wants to shoot...and also for the young girl playing Tony's fiancee - a lovely young Lauren Bacall look-alike!


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