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The Butler's Dilemma (1943)

Rodney Playfair is persuaded, by a promise to meet his gambling debts, to impersonate a manservant named Chapman at his fiancée's house, in order to enable his friend Carmichael to use the ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie S. Hiscott (as Leslie Hiscott)

Writers:

Michael Barringer (original story), Michael Barringer (scenario)
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Cast

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Richard Hearne Richard Hearne ... Rodney Playfair
Francis L. Sullivan ... Leo Carrington (as Francis Sullivan)
Judy Kelly ... Ann Carrington
Hermione Gingold ... Aunt Sophie
Henry Kendall ... Carmichael
André Randall André Randall ... Vitello (as Andre Randall)
Ian Fleming ... Sir Hubert Playfair
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Bishop
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Tom
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Plumb (as Margaret Rhodes)
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Ernie
Arthur Denton Arthur Denton ... Detective
Alf Goddard Alf Goddard ... Policeman
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Rodney Playfair is persuaded, by a promise to meet his gambling debts, to impersonate a manservant named Chapman at his fiancée's house, in order to enable his friend Carmichael to use the house in the family's absence for a gambling party. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1943 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Calling All Workers
(uncredited)
Music by Eric Coates
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Only for fans of Richard Hearne
17 May 2014 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Richard Hearne was an extremely acrobatic comedian who was best know for his comic old man "Mr Pastry".It clearly owed much of its origins to the music hall.So today most of the comedy look rather quaint and outdated and sadly rather unfunny.The story is almost pointless and at times unintelligible.There are some very good actors who are spent very much wasting their time in this dross.There are fans of Hearne who will enjoy this film but they are rather a minority,however I am sure that they will enjoy watching their hero in is his prime.Otherwiseif you are one of the majority you will undoubtedly feel that your time was wasted.


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