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The Mudlark (1950)

Approved | | Drama | 28 November 1950 (USA)
In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (screen play), Theodore Bonnet (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Queen Victoria
Alec Guinness ... Benjamin Disraeli
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Wheeler
Beatrice Campbell Beatrice Campbell ... Lady Emily Prior
Finlay Currie ... John Brown
Anthony Steel ... Lieutenant Charles McHatten
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Sergeant Footman Naseby
Marjorie Fielding Marjorie Fielding ... Lady Margaret Prior
Constance Smith ... Kate Noonan
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Storyline

In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, prime minister Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Dreckspatz und die Königin See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 27, 1951 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Disraeli: Such proposals as slum clearance, public housing, educational facilities for the poor, are all wise and worthy measures and consequently will be opposed vigorously. The British are a proud and independent people, ma'am, and will not yield to improvement without a stout struggle.
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Connections

Version of The Young Victoria (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night, Holy Night
(1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Sung by Carolers during the Christmas season
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Want to see The Mudlark
23 August 2009 | by DLM629See all my reviews

I've been looking for this film for so many years - only to see the IMDb tells me there is no copy on VHS or DVD.

Does anyone out there have a version I could get a copy of?? I remember Irene Dunne and Alec Guiness as being such wonderful actors. I especially enjoyed Miss Dunne in the earlier version of "Showboat." Who knew she could sing so well. And Sir Alec, of course, did everything well - from "The Man in the White Suit" up to "Star Wars." I'm looking forward to re-watching "Kiind Hearts and Coronets" soon, since it's been years since I've had that pleasure.

I have a vague memory of having read "The Mudlark" when I was much younger. But I've never seen the movie version with two of my favorite actors.


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