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The Adventures of Jane (1949)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1949 (UK)
Jane is given a bracelet by an elderly admirer. He is in league with Cleaver, a suave crook, and the two plan to use Jane and the bracelet to smuggle diamonds into England.

Directors:

Edward G. Whiting, Alfred J. Goulding (uncredited)

Writers:

Alfred J. Goulding (story) (as Alf Goulding), Con West (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christabel Leighton-Porter Christabel Leighton-Porter ... Jane (as Jane)
Stanelli Stanelli ... Hotel Manager
Michael Hogarth Michael Hogarth ... Tom Hawke
Ian Colin Ian Colin ... Capt. Cleaver
Sonya O'Shea Sonya O'Shea ... Ruby
Peter Butterworth Peter Butterworth ... Drunken Man
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Customs Official
Sebastian Cabot ... Traveling Man
Sidney Benson Sidney Benson ... Mr. Sneyed
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Lew
George Crawford George Crawford ... Freddie
Joan Grindley Joan Grindley ... Maid
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Storyline

Jane is given a bracelet by an elderly admirer. He is in league with Cleaver, a suave crook, and the two plan to use Jane and the bracelet to smuggle diamonds into England.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1949 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Pett: Cartoonist sketching Jane. See more »

Quotes

Tom Hawke: What is your capacity here?
Hotel Manager: About 15 pints. I mean... I am the new manager
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Connections

Remade as Jane (1982) See more »

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Proof that the British can be as lowbrow and dopey as us Americans!
13 October 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the United States, there is a stereotype that the British are extremely well mannered and sophisticated. This is in spite of evidence to the contrary which seems to say they can be just as lowbrow and dopey as the rest of us. Sure, they have produced many classic films as well as television shows (such as "Downton Abbey" and "I, Claudius")....but they also have brought the world "The Benny Hill Show" and drivel like "The Adventures of Jane".

So what IS "The Adventures of Jane"? Well, apparently it is a movie based on a comic strip for adults and Jane is apparently very accident prone and always ends up having her clothing ripped off of her! Sophisticated? Hardly! And in the film, it's pretty much what you'd expect, as it's filled with very bad jokes (the sorts you'd expect to hear on stage in a burlesque-type review) and Jane standing about in her underwear.

Overall, this film was too broadly written, acted and directed to be seen as anything other than a bad little curio. Apparently, the plan was originally to make a series of these films but the British public, fortunately, did not embrace the movie and further movies were dropped. It's bad and difficult to watch....trust me on this!


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