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Carnival (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 2 December 1946 (UK)
A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth.

Director:

Stanley Haynes

Writers:

Guy Green (screen adaptation), Stanley Haynes (screen adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Gray ... Jenny Pearl
Michael Wilding ... Maurice Avery
Stanley Holloway ... Charlie Raeburn
Bernard Miles ... Trewhella
Jean Kent ... Irene Dale
Catherine Lacey ... Florrie Raeburn
Nancy Price ... Mrs. Trewhella
Hazel Court ... May Raeburn
Michael Clarke Michael Clarke ... Fuzz
Brenda Bruce ... Maudie Chapman
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Corentin
Ronald Ward ... Jack Danby
Mackenzie Ward ... Arthur Danby
Bruce Winston Bruce Winston ... Mr. Dutt
Dennis Arundell ... Studholme
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A dancer attempts to escape from the narrow conventions of society and from the fate foretold for her at her birth.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz geht verloren See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Aunt Fanny: Mary, Alice. We're doing the Lord's work tonight.
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Remake of Venetian Nights (1931) See more »

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Great movie, but marred by central miscasting
19 July 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

Carnival is a great movie, and a great story, but the wonderful Jean Kent is truly wasted in such a small role. The actress who played Jenny Pearl was harder to warm to than Miss Kent would have been in the same role, and it's a shame their casting wasn't reversed. That said, the role of Irene was quite similar to that of Lucy in "Fanny By Gaslight", though drastically smaller.

Jenny Pearl is a beautiful girl born into a poor family. She can't keep away from the stage and performing from a young age and, with friend Irene, becomes a ballet dancer, with no shortage of male suitors. However, she pushes away the one man she truly loves and ends up marrying another, after her mother's death, to provide security for herself and her crippled sister, May. This ultimately ends in tragedy for all involved. 8/10, and I still hold that Jean should have played Jenny!


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