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Genevieve

  • Comedy
  • 1953
  • Henry Cornelius
  • 82 mins
  • U

Summary

Two rival motoring enthusiasts engage in a friendly race on the way back from the London-to-Brighton veteran car rally. However, their light-hearted attitude turns into heated competition as they approach the finishing line, with their friendship seemingly doomed - while their long-suffering other halves have to contend with their obsession. Comedy, starring Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A review of this most beloved of comedies almost writes itself. Mocking many of the character traits that supposedly made this nation great, few films are as essentially British as Genevieve. The good-natured round of confrontations and calamities that befall John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall during the London to Brighton vintage car rally are familiar to generations of movie-goers and, even though each disaster is more predictable than the last, there is unending pleasure to be had in observing the reactions of the childish, overzealous chauvinists and their teasing, long-suffering partners. The performances are a joy, the soundtrack by harmonica maestro Larry Adler unforgettable.

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Credits

Cast

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Ambrose ClaverhouseKenneth More
Alan McKimJohn Gregson
Wendy McKimDinah Sheridan
Rosalind PetersKay Kendall
First traffic policemanGeoffrey Keen
Second traffic policemanHarold Siddons
JC CallahanReginald Beckwith
Hotel proprietressJoyce Grenfell
Elderly gentlemanArthur Wontner

Crew

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DirectorHenry Cornelius

Details

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