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His Excellency (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | January 1952 (UK)
The post-war Labour government appoints an ex-docker as Governor of a Mediterranean colony.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Harrison
... Sir James Kirkman
... Lady Kirkman
... Peggy Harrison
... The Admiral
... The G.O.C.
... Jackie
... Morellos
John Salew ... Fernando
Robin Bailey ... Charles
... Dobrieda
Paul Demel ... The Chef
... Fernando's Wife
Henry B. Longhurst ... Lord Kynaston (as Henry Longhurst)
... Tea Shop Proprietor (as Howard Marion Crawford)
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The post-war Labour government appoints an ex-docker as Governor of a Mediterranean colony.

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(Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Opening credits prologue: Great Britain's Colonies are known to be the outposts of her Empire. They are reputed also to be the outposts of dressing for dinner, reading "The Times", cricket, and afternoon tea. But Britons find time to spare from these delights to grapple with the responsibilities of Colonial Administration. Especially are these responsibilities grave in a Colony which is a Naval Base as well. This film tells of a mythical Colony of this kind during Britain's recent Labour régime. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Harrison: What about you having any fun?
George Harrison: Depends how you mean. Back in Samuel Street there was many a time when I thought 'Why the hell don't they do this that or the other?' And now by God I'm them. If I can do just one tenth of the things I cursed them for not doing, well that's my fun...
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Version of His Excellency (1958) See more »

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Music by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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