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In the Soup

  • 1936
  • Henry Edwards
  • 72 mins
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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Director Henry Edwards does little to disguise the theatrical origins of this comic warhorse, which shows just how reliant Ralph Lynn was on his fellow Aldwych farceurs. Without Tom Walls's wiles and Robertson Hare's pomposity, Lynn's silly-ass antics have a third-rate Bertie Wooster feel as he and Judy Gunn pose as servants in order to prevent his old colonial uncle discovering their marriage and disinheriting them. That said, Ralph Lumley's play throws up a couple of amusing set pieces. In one, barrister Lynn wrings courtroom chaos from the simplest of cases; in another, he humiliates his uncle's dinner guests by lacing the soup.

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Credits

Cast

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HoraceRalph Lynn
KittyJudy Gunn
Abernathy RuppershawMorton Selten
Emile MoppertNelson Keys
Madame MoppertBertha Belmore
Paul HemmingMichael Shepley
Delphine MoppertOlive Melville
BatesMorris Harvey
Mrs BatesMargaret Yarde
CounselFelix Aylmer
MeakinMervyn Johns

Crew

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DirectorHenry Edwards

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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