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Stop Press Girl (1949)

An attractive young girl has the power to stop all kinds of machinery.

Director:

Michael Barry

Writers:

T.J. Morrison (screenplay), T.J. Morrison (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Ann Howes ... Jennifer Peters
Gordon Jackson ... Jock Melville
Basil Radford ... The Mechanical Type
Naunton Wayne ... The Mechanical Type
James Robertson Justice ... Arthur Peters
Sonia Holm ... Angela Carew
Nigel Buchanan Nigel Buchanan ... Roy Fairfax
Joyce Barbour Joyce Barbour ... Aunt Mab
Campbell Cotts Campbell Cotts ... John Fairfax
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Johnnie
Julia Lang Julia Lang ... Carole Saunders
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh ... Editor, Evening Comet
Oliver Burt Oliver Burt ... Editor, Morning Sun
Kenneth More ... Police Sgt. 'Bonzo'
Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq ... Radio Commentator
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An attractive young girl has the power to stop all kinds of machinery.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1949 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Aquila Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The final pairing of Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne, which had started with The Lady Vanishes (1938). See more »

Quotes

Angela Carew: Roy, you haven't told me yet why you broke-up your engagement.
Roy Fairfax: Oh, I don't know. I just knew that things wouldn't work.
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She's dangerous!
27 February 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

On the outside, Jennifer appears to be a normal girl. However, she has a special power which is so far unknown to her, it's hereditary and passed down through the females of the family: the power to stop ALL machinery. It takes 15 minutes to do so, and does not work if she is asleep, those are the only 'rules'. Now this doesn't affect her so much as she lives in a sleepy little town that is still all horse and cart, but her boyfriend is a watch maker who owns a car, so there's some problems there (that just seem odd coincidences since neither of them know), but when Jennifer goes away to London, that's when the real fun starts!

A lovely little English screwball comedy, and see if you recognise Jennifer as Truly Scrumptious from 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' - 20 years younger. 10/10!


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