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My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 27 October 1943 (USA)
Rudyard Morley, an eccentric ambassador from the Court of Saint James, is on a good-will lecture tour of the United States. His English gourmet cook is unable to accompany him, and this ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Harold Goldman (screenplay), Andrew Solt (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Coburn ... Rudyard Morley
Marguerite Chapman ... Pamela Morley
Bill Carter ... Lt. Mike Scott
Isobel Elsom ... Lucille Scott
Edward Gargan ... Duke
Mary Wickes ... Agnes Willoughby
Almira Sessions ... Hattie
Eddy Waller ... Sam Thornton
Ralph Peters ... Lars 'Pretty Boy' Peterson
Ivan F. Simpson ... Professor Harlow
Reginald Sheffield ... Reuter's English Reporter
Betty Brewer ... Jerry
Melville Cooper ... Angus Sheffield
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Rudyard Morley, an eccentric ambassador from the Court of Saint James, is on a good-will lecture tour of the United States. His English gourmet cook is unable to accompany him, and this upsets him more than a little bit. He hires away a cook of eighteen years service to a New England socialite. This act of diplomatic-rudeness gives rise to several complication which grow more complicated when Morley's daughter begins a romance with the son of the socialite. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Dingle of "The More the Merrier" guarantees to give you a TINGLE (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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The character and appearance of Rudyard Morley were inspired by George Bernard Shaw, the real-life playwright, critic, and personality. See more »

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Only for lovers of Charles Coburn (and I'm one of them!)
16 January 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I love films with Charles Coburn and although he was mostly a supporting actor, I try to watch every film I can if he's in it. There was just something about his on-screen persona that I found both charming and sweet--despite the fact that he also often played rather bombastic men! He was wonderful in THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES as well as THE MORE THE MERRIER, so Columbia Pictures decided in this case to give him the lead! And, while the film isn't great and the plot is at times silly, the film is still quite watchable just for Coburn. In essence, the film IS Coburn, as the subplots aren't really that important and, in a way, neither is the main plot!! Instead, just watching sneaky and curmudgeonly Coburn is a treat all in itself. The film may lack depth and staying power, but it IS still a lot of fun and you could certainly do a lot worse than watch this movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El escritor y la cocinera See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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