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Better Late Than Never (1983)

PG | | Comedy | 15 April 1983 (USA)
Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Gwen Davis (story), Bryan Forbes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Nick Cartland
Art Carney ... Charley Dunbar
Maggie Smith ... Miss Anderson
Catherine Hicks ... Sable
Lionel Jeffries ... Bertie Hargreaves
Melissa Prophet Melissa Prophet ... Marlene
Kimberley Partridge Kimberley Partridge ... Bridget
George Hilsdon George Hilsdon ... Butler
Claude Coppola Claude Coppola ... Louis
Marie Marczack Marie Marczack ... Nanny
John Rico John Rico ... Club Manager
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Doctor
Jacqueline Doyen Jacqueline Doyen ... Head Nurse
Patrick Le Barz Patrick Le Barz ... Hotel Receptionist (as Patrick Lebarz)
Marco Martinozzi Marco Martinozzi ... Hotel Receptionist
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Storyline

Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whose Little Girl Are You? See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,164, 17 April 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,731
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Director Bryan Forbes initially wanted William Holden to play the character of Charley Dunbar but Holden turned down the part because his fee would be too low. In the end, the role was cast with Art Carney. Forbes later wrote in "A Divided Life" (1993) that he thought had Holden had made the film, he "might have been alive today". See more »

Soundtracks

I WENT TO A MARVELLOUS PARTY
Words and music by Sir Noël Coward
Published by Chappell Music Limited
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A very nice film from the 1980's
24 May 2010 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

This film barely if ever turns up on TV. It has never been given a DVD release, but it was released on Key Video in 1984 on VHS. David Niven and Art Carney are great to see in this film. Lionel Jeffries is quit funny as Hargreves the somewhat absent minded attorney. Maggie Smith turns in a nice performance as the governess. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes, who made such wonderful films in the 1960's like the Wrong Box, and the L shaped Room. The film was produced by David Niven Jr. I remember seeing David Niven on the Merv Griffen Show talking about working with his son as producer. The photography of Niece is absolutely beautiful. I hope to see this film get the DVD release it deserves. ****


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