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The Duke Wore Jeans

  • Comedy
  • Music
  • 1958
  • Gerald Thomas
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

A working class man is the spitting image of a duke - so assumes the aristocrat's identity to woo a South American princess. Musical comedy, starring Tommy Steele and June Laverick.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Where movies are concerned, a single Tommy Steele is usually one too many, but two are more than flesh and blood can bear. Here he plays a likely lad who helps a charmless lookalike noble to escape being married off to feisty princess June Laverick. The "trading places" plot is one of the venerable old chestnuts of drama and the jerry-built sets and fifth-rate pop songs that adorn this tosh considerably scuff the sheen. Gerald Thomas and Peter Rogers made cheapskate part of the Carry On appeal, but here it simply seems tatty.

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Credits

Cast

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Tony Whitecliffe / Tommy HudsonTommy Steele
Princess MariaJune Laverick
CooperMichael Medwin
BastiniEric Pohlmann
King of RitalliaAlan Wheatley
QueenMary Kerridge
DuchessAmbrosine Philpotts
Lord WhitecliffeClive Morton
Lady MargueriteNoel Hood
BartolomeoElwyn Brook-Jones

Crew

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DirectorGerald Thomas

Details

Theatrical distributor
Anglo Amalgamated
Language
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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