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What the Butler Saw (1950)

| Comedy | June 1950 (UK)
A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that ... See full summary »

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Godfrey Grayson

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Donald Good (original story), Roger Good (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Edward Rigby ... The Earl
Henry Mollison ... Bembridge
Mercy Haystead Mercy Haystead ... Lapis
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Gerald
Eleanor Hallam Eleanor Hallam ... Lady Mary
Peter Burton ... Bill Fenton
Anne Valery Anne Valery ... Elaine
Tonie MacMillan Tonie MacMillan ... Emily Thimble
Mollie Palmer Mollie Palmer ... Maudie
Harold Charlton Harold Charlton ... Perks
Alfred Harris Alfred Harris ... Bishop
George Bishop George Bishop ... The General
Norman Pitt Norman Pitt ... Policeman
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A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that unseemly, he sets out to break up the budding romance and send the woman back where she came from. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Que o Mordomo Viu See more »

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Hammer Films See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Dead Before Its Release
30 May 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Edward Rigby has just returned from the Coconut Isles, where he has been ... head of the British mission for ten years. His butler, Henry Mollinson, returns with him to a houseful of stuffy relatives. Meanwhile, Mercy Haystead, the princess of the Islands, has stowed away in the crates of animals Rigby has shot. Hilarity ensues.

Or at least it would, if there were any life in this lifeless relic. The movie is called a rarity, but it still turned up and I watched it regardless. The film makers were going for some sort of P.G. Wodehouse effect, but lack much in the way of comic pacing. New points, like love potions, keep popping up in order to stretch the effort out to second feature length, but despite the hard work of the actors, there's nothing to be done with the script.


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