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The Amazing Mr. Beecham (1949)

The Chiltern Hundreds (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | December 1949 (USA)
Young Viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June, a rich American ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Cecil Parker ... Benjamin Beecham
A.E. Matthews ... Lord Lister
David Tomlinson ... Lord Tony Pym
Lana Morris ... Bessie Sykes
Marjorie Fielding Marjorie Fielding ... Lady Lister
Tom Macaulay Tom Macaulay ... Cleghorn
Joyce Carey ... Lady Caroline
Helen Backlin ... June Farrell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Andersen Gerald Andersen ... Mr. Brown (as Gerald Anderson)
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Sergeant
Robert Cawdron ... Sergeant
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Sentry
Peggy Ann Clifford Peggy Ann Clifford ... Mother
Charles Cullum Charles Cullum ... Colonel
Richard Dunn Richard Dunn ... Labour agent
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Young Viscount Pym manages to to get an army leave on the pretense of running for the Conservatives in the next local election. His only aim in fact is to marry June, a rich American heiress, before she returns to America. Due to unexpected circumstances, he is driven to take part in the election campaign but loses the vote. Humiliated, Tony must win June Back so why not stand again, as a Socialist this time? Written by Guy Bellinger

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One of the Merriest Comedies of the Season!

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Comedy | Romance

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Political comedy
3 October 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

There are few films that are based on British politics.Of those that were made few were comedies,and those are are not particularly successful.Regretfully this is the case with this film.One of the main problems is that this is very much a filmed stage play..The fact that is entertaining is very much due to the experienced members of the cast.A.E.Matthews was a much loved somewhat eccentric actor.He spent much of the last year of his life,in his 90th year sitting in a chair outside his home to prevent the council putting up a lampshade.Cecil Parker had already made dozens of films before the war.He was a stalwart comedy performer.David Tomlinson would make his name in Mary Poppins.Helen Backlin,has a likeness to Lauren Bacall.However there seems to be very little information about her.Joyce Carey was one of Noel Cowards favourite actresses..Lana Morris was a very reliable actress of the 1950s..Perhaps political comedy was better done by the television.


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