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Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 October 1949 (USA)
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Residents of a part of London declare independence when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a "Passport to Pimlico".

Director:

Henry Cornelius

Writer:

T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Holloway ... Arthur Pemberton
Betty Warren Betty Warren ... Connie Pemberton
Barbara Murray ... Shirley Pemberton
Paul Dupuis ... Duke of Burgundy
John Slater ... Frank Huggins
Jane Hylton ... Molly
Raymond Huntley ... Mr. Wix
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... P.C.Spiller
Roy Carr Roy Carr ... Benny Spiller
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Fred Cowan
Nancy Gabrielle Nancy Gabrielle ... Mrs. Cowan
Malcolm Knight Malcolm Knight ... Monty Cowan
Hermione Baddeley ... Edie Randall
Roy Gladdish Roy Gladdish ... Charlie Randall
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Garland
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Storyline

When an unexploded World War II bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, London, England, it reveals a treasure trove. They find documents proving that the region is, in fact, part of Burgundy, France, and thus foreign territory. The British government attempts to regain control by setting up border controls and cutting off services to the area. The "Burgundians" fight back. Written by Stephen Parkin <stephen@spcap.demon.co.uk>

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Comedy

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The isolation of Pimlico and its support by the common people of London is a reference to the Berlin blockade of June 1948 to May 1949. See more »

Goofs

The skywriting plane describes a loop to the left in close-up but when we see the whole message "Stick it out" there are no such loops. See more »

Quotes

P.C. Spiller: Blimey, I'm a foreigner.
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Crazy Credits

The J. Arthur Rank logo segues into the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Arena: Cinema (1977) See more »

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Mulberry
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Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Chappell Recorded Music Library
"Siege of Burgundy" newsreel in cinema
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perfect political satire
6 December 2002 | by plaidpotatoSee all my reviews

Very funny, well-crafted, well-acted, meticulous attention to detail. A real window into a specific time and place in history. Could almost believe this was a true story in a parallel universe. Interesting how Passport to Pimlico anticipates the Berlin airlift. A definite 10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passport to Pimlico See more »

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Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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