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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 »

Director:

Bernard Knowles

Writers:

George Black Jr. (adaptation) (as George Black), Basil Boothroyd (dialogue) (as J.B. Boothroyd) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Roc ... Penelope Belman
Stanley Holloway ... Ramshead
Nigel Patrick ... Roger Cavendish
Miles Malleson ... Prof. Ernest Belman
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Butters
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Lady Diana (as Anita Bolster)
Fred Berger Fred Berger ... Farini
David Hurst ... Wolfgang Winkel
Pamela Devis Pamela Devis ... Olga the Robot
Jerry Verno Jerry Verno ... Football Fan On Underground
Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield ... Ticket Collector
Philippa Gill Philippa Gill ... Lady Mary
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Dress shop manager
Dora Bryan ... Model in shop
Noel Howlett ... 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 {J-26}

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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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Similarities to Fawlty Towers
27 November 1999 | by fotlockSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie one afternoon on TV. It's a pacey movie when compared to many British Movies of this era (Bernard Knowles experience as cinematographer on Hitch's 39 Steps may have benefitted him in this respect). The cast are splendid, if somewhat theatrical (English Farce), especially Miles Malleson as the dotty old inventor.

What fascinated me most was the similarities I began to notice with the acting of Leslie Banks as Cavendish with that of the exasperation of Basil Fawlty in "Fawlty Towers" a British TV show by ex-python John Cleese. The tortured expressions and heavily exaggerated body language were the first things to alert me to the "FT" connection. But there was more...

The pace increased exponentially along with the emerging complications of taking a beautiful female robot (impersonated by Malleson's neice) to a honeymoon suite in a posh hotel until the film ended in total chaos.

A foreign servant who spoke very little english and frequently misunderstood his manager's requests (Hmm, Manuel methinks!).


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geliebte nach Maß See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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