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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

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in The Unforgettable Hattie Jacques (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

White Wings
(1912)
Written by Banks Winter (uncredited)
Adapted by Carroll Gibbons
Arranged by Benjamin Frankel (uncredited)
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A lovely talented Lady sadly wasted by the British Film Industry
5 February 2007 | by rjoh106648See all my reviews

Jean Kent had everything, real acting ability, a lovely singing voice, and a beautiful face and figure. Only the British Film Industry was short sighted enough not to recognise a Lady who should have been our Number one Star. She was at her best in Trottie True, and I cannot understand why she wasn't snapped up by Hollywood. Only 8 years after this film she was supporting Marilyn Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl, and still looking ravishing. She is the last surviving Gainsborogh Girl and it is shocking that she seems to have been totally forgotten by the Industry. I saw her at the National Film Theatre in 1999 when they showed Trottie True, and she talked about her career. After the film she came out into the foyer and signed every autograph and posed for photo's, a lovely Lady and a true star.


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