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Maytime in Mayfair

  • Music
  • 1949
  • Herbert Wilcox
  • 98 mins
  • U

Summary

A designer in a high-class fashion house falls for a reformed playboy, but their romance is threatened when she suspects him of leaking her patterns to a scheming competitor. Musical, starring Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Peter Graves and Tom Walls.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is virtually a remake of the previous year's Anna Neagle/Michael Wilding smash hit Spring in Park Lane. Director (and Mr Neagle) Herbert Wilcox, who also co-produced with his wife, knew when he was on to a good thing, and this time added Technicolor. The plot might remind Neagle fans of an even earlier movie, Irene, with its dress-shop rivalry, once so fashionable and today so dated. Neagle looks rather too old and staid to partner the charming Wilding, but a hard-working supporting cast, including Tom Walls, Nicholas Phipps (who also wrote this soufflé), Peter Graves (the British one!) and Thora Hird, keeps the fun bubbling. In their day, movies such as these offered a sort of genteel postwar chirpiness and were welcomed by a grateful British public.

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Credits

Cast

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Eileen GrahameAnna Neagle
Michael Gore-BrownMichael Wilding
D'Arcy DavenportPeter Graves (1)
Sir Henry HazelriggNicholas Phipps
JanetThora Hird
ShepherdMichael Shepley
InspectorTom Walls
Mr KeatsMax Kirby
Mr ShelleyDesmond Walter-Ellis
PolicemanTom Walls Jr

Crew

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DirectorHerbert Wilcox

Details

Theatrical distributor
British Lion Film Corp Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Colour
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