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Young Man's Fancy (1939)

An aristocratic Englishman is engaged to a brewery heiress. He's not happy though and, during a visit to a circus he meets and falls in love with a human cannonball.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Robert Stevenson (story), Roland Pertwee (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffith Jones ... Lord Alban
Anna Lee ... Miss Ada
Seymour Hicks ... Duke of Beaumont
Billy Bennett Billy Bennett ... Capt. Boumphray
Edward Rigby ... Gray
Francis L. Sullivan ... Blackbeard, Vincent St George
Martita Hunt ... Duchess of Beaumont
Meriel Forbes ... Miss Crowther
Felix Aylmer ... Sir Caleb Crowther
Raymond Aimos Raymond Aimos ... Tramp (as Aimos)
Phyllis Monkman Phyllis Monkman ... Esme
Morton Selten ... Mr. Fothergill
George Carney ... Chairman
Allan Aynesworth Allan Aynesworth ... Mr. Trubshaw
Athene Seyler ... Milliner
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Storyline

An aristocratic Englishman is engaged to a brewery heiress. He's not happy though and, during a visit to a circus he meets and falls in love with a human cannonball. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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franco prussian war | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 January 1940 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hans nåd gör skandal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CAPAD, Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Miss Ada, played by Anna Lee, is fired out of a cannon, no stunt double was used; Lee did the stunt herself. See more »

Quotes

Duke of Beaumont: I'm not sure I ever liked my wife and now I think I hate her.
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Opening credits of the film with photographs of the leading actors, are shown in a hand turned leather bound book with clasp. See more »

Soundtracks

Close the Shutters, Willie's Dead
(uncredited)
Written by James E.Stewart
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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Engaging Ealing Comedy
10 December 2009 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film is currently available view at the BFI Mediatheque as part of their British Cinema of the 1930s season.Ignore the marks that people have given it on this site.It is a stylish witty comedy with fine performances from all of the cast but in particular Seymour Hicks and Martita Hunt.The story is hardly new.A young aristocrat is being forced into a loveless marriage with a wealthy brewers daughter.he flees to a music hall where the Human cannonball(Anna Lee)is fired out of a cannon literally into his lap.Initially they are at each others throats but of course hate turns to love.They decide to go off to Paris to break up his engagement with somewhat unexpected consequences.This really is a delightful film which deserves to have some decent reputation.Hopefully its current availability will allow this.


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