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Always a Bride (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 6 June 1954 (USA)
Victor Hemsley and his daughter, Clare ply their trade at swanky Riviera resorts, where they pose as a married couple---hence the title---and he "disappears with all of her savings" and ... See full summary »

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Ralph Smart

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Ralph Smart (screenplay), Peter Jones (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Cummins ... Clare Hemsley
Terence Morgan ... Terence Winch
Ronald Squire ... Victor Hemsley
James Hayter ... Dutton
Marie Lohr ... Dowager
Geoffrey Sumner ... Teddy
David Hurst ... Beckstein
Sebastian Cabot ... Taxi Driver
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Hotel Manager
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Inspector (as Jacques Brunius)
Jill Day ... Singer
Jacques Brown Jacques Brown ... Manager
Dino Galvani Dino Galvani ... Magistrate
Geoffrey Goodheart Geoffrey Goodheart ... (as Geoffrey Goodhart)
Mary Hinton ... Dowager
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Victor Hemsley and his daughter, Clare ply their trade at swanky Riviera resorts, where they pose as a married couple---hence the title---and he "disappears with all of her savings" and sympathetic money contributions pour in on her from the wealthy guests. She would prefer a more settled life and meets and falls in love with Terence Winch, an investigator for the British Treasury. He is ostracized by both the guests and the management as his job is to see that none of the British citizens spends more money than permitted by the government. Clare agrees to work with her father on one last scheme in which they "sell" the hotel they're staying in in Nice. They pull it off, but are paid in counterfeit money and flee to Italy, followed closely by the police and Terence. James Hayter appears as the wealthiest man on the Riviera who is also England's best known tax dodger, while David Hurst is a petty thief who always fails and Charles Goldner is an amorous hotel manager. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The delightful tale of a polygamous Miss

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noiva Eterna See more »

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Clarion Films See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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I Love You Toujours
Music by Benjamin Frankel (as Ben Bernard)
Lyrics by Harold Purcell
Sung by Jill Day
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Little known movie from the Golden Age of British Comedy.
18 November 2003 | by jemkatSee all my reviews

"Always A Bride" is one of those little-known but delightful comedies from what I have always thought of as the Golden Age of British Comedy (late 40s into the 60s). The entire cast is ingratiating, with that wonderful British character actor Ronald Squire a standout. Terence Morgan, an actor I am not always fond of, has never been more likeable, and Peggy Cummins does her usual efficient job in the role of leading lady. The humour tends towards the subtle and wry rather than the broad, and co-scripter Peter Jones can be seen briefly making the best of a supposed foreign lingo in an early scene. Also appearing briefly as a cab driver is Sebastian Cabot.


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