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Genevieve (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 February 1954 (USA)
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Wendy McKim
... Alan McKim
... Rosalind Peters
... Ambrose Claverhouse
... Policeman
Reginald Beckwith ... J.C. Callahan
... Old Gentleman
... Hotel Proprietress
Leslie Mitchell ... Himself - Newsreel Commentator
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It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. Along the way, some old jealousies are kindled to the point where the two men decide to have a "friendly" wager on who will be the first back to London. Once the competitive juices get all fired up, however, it quickly becomes a nasty, hotly-contested affair. Ambrose's companion must suffer through her "maiden voyage" on the rally, while Mrs. McKim, on the other hand, is a long-time sufferer of her husband's obsession. Written by Albert Jingle

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It ought to be illegal to let "Genevieve" on the streets!

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15 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Die feurige Isabella  »

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Claire Bloom was first choice for the role of Wendy but was unavailable. See more »

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At the start of the rally, the cameraman's shadow is visible on the ground and on the car as McKim backs Genevieve into the car park and does the interview. See more »

Quotes

Ambrose Claverhouse: Well, frankly children, this is beyond me!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening credits: For their patient co-operation the makers of this film express their thanks to The Officers and Members of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Any resemblance between the deportment of our characters and any club members is emphatically denied - - - by the club. See more »

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One of my favorite movies!
29 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I wish they made more movies like this one! A light hearted comedy about an antique car rally and the competitive relationship between two friends. A recipe for a wonderful film that I could not recommend enough. The previous comments say it all! I only wish one of our vintage film channels would show it.


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