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The Gay Lady (1949)

Trottie True (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 9 December 1949 (USA)
In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to... See full summary »

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S.J. Simon (play), Caryl Brahms (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Trottie True
James Donald ... Lord Digby Landon
Hugh Sinclair ... Maurice Beckenham
Lana Morris ... Bouncie Barrington
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Sid Skinner
Bill Owen ... Joe Jugg
Michael Medwin ... Monty, Marquis of Maidenhead
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. True
Harold Scott ... Mr. True
Tony Halfpenny Tony Halfpenny ... Perce True (as Anthony Halfpenny)
Daphne Anderson ... Bertha True
Carole Lesley ... Clare as a child
Carol Leslie Carol Leslie ... Clara as a child
Dilys Laye ... Trottie as a Child
David Liney David Liney ... Perce as a child (as David Lines)
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Storyline

In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to find out. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Love...Like Bubbles in Sparkling Champagne

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gay Lady See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable Hattie Jacques (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

I Was a Good Little Girl
(uncredited)
Music by James W. Tate
Lyrics by Clifford Harris
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Up In A Balloon, Boys
25 April 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jean Kent rises from being a child performer in Camden Town in the 1890s to a member of the Gaiety Theater chorus, to the Duchess of Wellwater in a storm-in-a-teacup tumultuous marriage. It's a slight programmer, eked out by Jean Kent's lively performer as a too-candid good girl and by good set and color design. The way cinematographer Harry Waxman shoots the movie, it winds up looking like a series of color rotogravures.

It's derived from one of the eccentric novels of S.J.Simon and Caryl Brahms. While it is not a great movie, Miss Kent's performance is excellent. She had gone on the stage at the age of ten (with her mother) and later worked in the chorus at London's famed Windmill Theater. Doubtless she based her performance on close observation.


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