I Lived with You

I Lived with You

Maurice Elvey (1933)

95min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Cardiff-born Ivor Novello was once the pin-up boy of British stage and screen. But he was also a gifted tunesmith and playwright. Indeed, he penned the West End hit on which this old-fashioned romantic melodrama was based. Novello also stars, as the exiled Russian aristocrat who sews dissent in cockney Eliot Makeham's dour working-class household, and radiates an insouciant charm, especially in his dealings with the family's shop-assistant daughter, Ursula Jeans. It's all directed with a teasingly respectable salaciousness by Maurice Elvey, but of much greater interest to most film fans will be the pre-fame performances of Jack Hawkins and Ida Lupino.

Summary

A woman takes in a homeless Russian aristocrat, whose wealth and reputation transforms her family's lives. Romantic comedy, starring Ivor Novello and Ursula Jeans.

Cast & Crew

Prince Felix Lenieff Ivor Novello
Gladys Wallis Ursula Jeans
Ada Wallis Ida Lupino
Mrs Wallis Minnie Rayner
Mr Wallis Eliot Makeham
Mort Jack Hawkins
Flossie Williams Cicely Oates
Maggie Davina Craig
Director Maurice Elvey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD
Comedy Drama