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One Wild Oat (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 15 February 1952 (Australia)
A barrister attempts to discourage his daughter's infatuation for a philanderer, by revealing his past. The plan backfires when the daughter's would-be father-in-law threatens to reveal the barrister's shady background.

Director:

Charles Saunders

Writers:

Vernon Sylvaine (play), Vernon Sylvaine (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robertson Hare Robertson Hare ... Humphrey Proudfoot
Stanley Holloway ... Alfred Gilbey
Vera Pearce Vera Pearce ... Mrs. Gilbey
Andrew Crawford Andrew Crawford ... Fred Gilbey
Irene Handl ... Emily Pepys (Audrey)
June Sylvaine June Sylvaine ... Cherrie Proudfoot
Sam Costa Sam Costa ... Mr. Pepys
Robert Moreton Robert Moreton ... Throstle
Constance Lorne Constance Lorne ... Mrs. Proudfoot
Charles Groves Charles Groves ... Charles
Fred Berger Fred Berger ... Samson
William Fox William Fox ... Porter
Ingeborg von Kusserow Ingeborg von Kusserow ... Gloria Samson (as Ingeborg Wells)
Gwen Cherrell Gwen Cherrell ... Audrey Cuttle
Joan Rice ... Annie (Maid)
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A barrister attempts to discourage his daughter's infatuation for a philanderer, by revealing his past. The plan backfires when the daughter's would-be father-in-law threatens to reveal the barrister's shady background.

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1952 (Australia) See more »

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Coronet Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to some biographies of Audrey Hepburn, her role in this movie was originally much larger (one book indicated that her character was the "wild oat" of the title), but jittery censors forced most of her part to be cut. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Gilbey: I don't know what's the matter with Charlie. I do hope he hasn't been taking my Benzedrine.
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Connections

Remade as Laughter from the Whitehall: One Wild Oat (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be You
Music and Lyrics by Colin Campbell
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A Clever Cute Little Farce
25 September 2000 | by RobertCartlandSee all my reviews

One wild oat is a cute little farce. British wit and clever twists make this an enjoyable film. It also makes an interesting statement regarding the times. The plot depends on the sexual and marriage taboos of fifty years ago; yet, one of the main characters appears in drag. Audrey Hepburn fans will enjoy seeing her briefly in one of her first film appearance. Another bit of trivia, one of the film's stars, Andrew Crawford, will later appear with Audrey in "My Fair Lady". This film is not readily shown or available; if you have a chance to view it, take it.


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