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The Million Pound Note

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1953
  • Ronald Neame
  • 84 mins
  • U

Summary

Mark Twain's classic satire, starring Gregory Peck. In a wager, a penniless American in Edwardian London is given a £1 million note that he must keep intact for a month.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In this lovely comedy, Gregory Peck plays a bankrupt American abroad, who is given the title bank note and told to keep it intact for a month. As the butt of a joke between two rich gamblers, Peck has problems at first, but then finds his "wealth" means he never has to spend a penny because his credit rating is so good. Set in Edwardian London, the picture has a lot of charm and gentle humour, owing to Peck's evident delight in the role and the unobtrusive direction of Ronald Neame. The witty script, based on the story by Mark Twain, was written by Jill Craigie, the film-maker wife of Michael Foot.

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Credits

Cast

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Henry AdamsGregory Peck
Portia LansdowneJane Griffiths
Oliver MontpelierRonald Squire
Roderick MontpelierWilfrid Hyde White
Duchess of CromartyJoyce Grenfell
RockReginald Beckwith
HastingsHartley Power
LloydBrian Oulton
AmbassadorWilbur Evans
Mr ReidMaurice Denham

Crew

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DirectorRonald Neame

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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