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The Perfect Woman (1949)

In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

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(adaptation) (as George Black), (dialogue) (as J.B. Boothroyd) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Penelope Belman
... Ramshead
... Roger Cavendish
... Prof. Ernest Belman
... Mrs. Butters
... Lady Diana (as Anita Bolster)
Fred Berger ... Farini
... Wolfgang Winkel
Pamela Devis ... Olga the Robot
Jerry Verno ... Football Fan On Underground
Johnnie Schofield ... Ticket Collector
Philippa Gill ... Lady Mary
Jerry Desmonde ... Dress shop manager
... Model in shop
... Scientist
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out rather to be the Professor's niece Penelope doing a pretty good imitation of the perfect Olga who winds up with them in the bridal suite at the Hotel Splendide. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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April 1950 (USA)  »

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Geliebte nach Maß  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Butters: You and your Mars and you Jupiter. Why don't you come down to Earth for a change?
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Imperfect Comedy with Sci Fi Elements, Should Have Been Better
31 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

What a pity. This film could have been a little gem. But it had an inferior director with no vision, Bernard Knowles, and was totally ruined by almost maniacally unrestrained over-acting by Nigel Patrick and Stanley Holloway, who are about as subtle as a pair of howling hyenas. The story had great promise. It concerns an absent-minded genius who has invented a robot which looks like a woman, and in fact is made to resemble his pretty young niece, charmingly played by Patricia Roc. The niece ends up impersonating the girl robot, to what should have been hilarious effect. However, none of it comes off. The genius is brilliantly played by Miles Malleson, with some terrific comic moments, and there is another superb supporting performance by the always-reliable Irene Handl. But they cannot save the film, alas. If only Nigel Patrick and Stanley Holloway had been replaced by robots, it might have worked.


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