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Wilfrid Hyde-White
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Date of Birth: May 12, 1903

Country: UK

Biography: British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married actress Blanche Glynne (real name: Blanche Hope Aitken) and in 1932 toured South Africa in plays. Alleged to have been spotted by George Cukor during a performance in Aldritch, Hyde-White (with or witho

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Fanny Hill (1983)
Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many erotic asides, of her struggle to regain her pride in herself and find happiness in life once again (imdb)
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The Toy (1982)
An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat. (imdb)
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Scout
Mrs. Bartlett gets pressured by her boss to become a Den Mother for a Cub group. Joey is one of her cubs - but tends to annoy her. However, Joey is also the most eager and attentive of her cubs and his skills come in handy.
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In God We Trust (1980)
Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose (Feldman) sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker (Lassiter). He eventually petitions G.O.D. (voice of Pryor) for the cash. (imdb)
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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth. (imdb)
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King Solomon
Three adventurers lead an expedition into darkest Africa in search of the treasure of King Solomon, and on the way encounter hostile natives, volcanoes, dinosaurs and a lost Phoenician city ruled by a beautiful queen. (imdb)
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The Cat and the Canary (1979)
When an elderly man dies, some of his relatives gather to hear the reading of the will. When it is read by his attorney, the old man lets it be known how much he despised and loathed his worthless kin. (imdb)
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The Associates (1979)
The working lives of three neophyte lawyers. (imdb)
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Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore (1976)
Commodore Otis Swanson owns a ship building company, and is not happy with the shady dealings of his son-in-law Charles Clay, who has turned the modest and upstanding business into a name-brand production line for status-seekers. Nor is he pleased with any of the people closest to him - his alcoholic daughter, his elderly nephew, his lawyer, and an employee. He announces at his birthday party his intention to sell the company. That night, the Commodore is murdered.
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The Cherry Picker (1974)
Millionaire's son James Burn III just wants to live a life free from responsibility. His father is not happy with this and hires Nancy to dupe him into leaving his hippy friends and entering the world of work. (imdb)
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Columbo: Dagger of the Mind (1972)
Lilian Stanhope and Nicholas Frame are two actors in London. They have to act in Macbeth and the producer is Sir Roger Haversham who is Lilian's lover. Sir Roger finds out he has been deceived by the couple and he threatens to interrupt the performance. Lilian kills him accidentally during a fight and afterwards the two actors take the corpse to his mansion, staging an accident. But Lt. Columbo is in London to learn about the new methods to investigate used by Scotland Yard. (imdb)
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Fragment of Fear (1970)
Reformed drug addict travels to Italy to find out who murdered his aunt. (imdb)
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Skullduggery (1970)
The missing-link is found on a safari in New Guinea. Is it human or animal? (imdb)
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Ritual of Evil (1970)
A psychiatrist investigates the death of one of his patients, a young heiress. (imdb)
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Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. He finds a key on the floor and goes to his boss to get help when he's struck from behind. He wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia for two years, is now married, and living in Switzerland. He still has the key and the memories of the murder. He goes back to England to try to resolve the mystery.
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The Magic Christian (1969)
Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire.
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Fear No Evil (1969)
A psychiatrist specializing in the occult becomes involved in the case of a man who is possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror... (imdb)
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P.J. (1968)
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money. (imdb)
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The Million Eyes of Su-Muru (1967)
Frankie Avalon and George Nader (that guy from "The Robot Monster") are a couple of wise-cracking, swingin' secret agents. Their enemy is Shirley Eaton as Su-Muru, who plans to remove all of the men who are currently in power and replace them with her army of women, most of who are shown in skimpy (for 1967) bikinis or mini skirts, and who can all perform complex tasks such as break a man's neck with their thighs... (imdb)
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Chamber of Horrors (1966)
A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him. (imdb)
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Bang! Bang! You
One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one? (imdb)
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Ten Little Indians (1965)
Up to a house high on a mountain top have been invited ten people who are strangers to each other. When they are all gathered, they hear from their host that each one of them has in someway caused the death of an innocent person and that justice had not be served in their cases. There are eight guests and two servants there for the weekend, but one by one, they are being knocked off... (imdb)
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You Must Be Joking! (1965)
A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items. (imdb)
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The Liquidator (1965)
Colonel Mostyn is the chief of a section of the British Security Services when they are embarrassed by the number of spies and defections. The Chief tells him to do something about it so he hires Boys Oaks as Agent L - The Liquidator, to assassinate people about to cause trouble. Although Boys likes the cars and the girls that his new position attracts he's not any good at it. He's also got a phobia about flying that makes jetting off to exotic places a bit of an embarrassment. (imdb)
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My Fair Lady (1964)
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (imdb)
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Aliki My Love (1962)
Barry, a wretched playboy, expects to get rich from the legacy of an uncle of his, the king of roast meat sauce, but his lawyer informs him that the secret of the sauce recipe has been lost along with his uncle, and there is nothing to inherit except for a small island in the Aegean - called Eftychia - where his uncle came from. A hotel keeper, Richard, is interested in the island and plans to create a tourist resort on it, so the two men come hastily to Greece to arrange the sale. (imdb)
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In Search of the Castaways (1962)
The Grant children know their shipwrecked father must still be alive. Didn't he send them a message in a bottle? They search, through earthquake, fire, flood, and cannibal tribe. (imdb)
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Crooks Anonymous (1962)
Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent girlfriend Babette, holds the hopes for his recovery and promises that she'll marry him if he'll reform. However, Forsdyke loses control when he's locked in a department store over Christmas. (imdb)
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On the Double (1961)
American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the Colonel, ostensibly to allow the Colonel to make a secret trip East. What Williams is not told is that the Colonel has recently been a target of assassins. After the Colonel's plane goes down, the plan changes and Williams maintains the disguise to confuse the Nazis about D-Day. (imdb)
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Operation Snafu (1961)
When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes friends with the easy going but loyal Pedlar Pascoe, who happily goes along with all of his scams in an effort to avoid the front lines and make a bit on the side. However, his scams cause trouble where he goes and there are only so many places he can go before France beckons. (imdb)
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His and Hers (1961)
This scattered, slightly anarchic and uneven comedy stars the inimitable Terry-Thomas as Reggie Blake, a writer whose books are created by the adventures he experiences, thanks to the brainstorms of his editor. His latest adventure finds him truly lost in the desert and adopted by a tribe of Bedouins before he is finally rescued and brought home. (allmovie.com)
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Ada (1961)
A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials. (TCM.com)
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Two Way Stretch (1960)
Peter Sellers has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices. With only a few days sentence left, and the perfect alibi - what could possibly go wrong ? (imdb)
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Let
Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda rehearsing a song, and the director thinks him an actor suited to play himself in the revue. He takes the part in order to see more of Amanda. (imdb)
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Life in Emergency Ward 10 (1959)
A new registrar, with a revolutionary heart lung machine he has bought from America, joins a small county hospital, and has to win over his colleagues, including the senior house surgeon, and the doctor who had anticipated getting the registrar's appointment. In a series of operations, an older patient, dies on the table, and a young boy has to undergo a urgent hole in the heart operation. (imdb)
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North West Frontier (1959)
In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy's American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons. (imdb)
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Carry on Nurse (1959)
Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's (Jacques) debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt (Williams) standing up to her... (imdb)
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Libel (1959)
A California commercial pilot sees a telecast in London of an interviews with Sir Mark Lodden at his home. The Canadian is convinced that the baronet is a fraud, that he is actually a look-alike actor named Frank Welney. The Canadian, the baronet, and the actor were all prisoners in the same German camp during the war and escaped together. One of them disappeared during the escape. Was he Sir Mark or Welney? (imdb)
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Wonderful Things (1958)
Two fishermen brothers clash over the love of a woman.
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The Vicious Circle (1957)
When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam. (imdb)
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Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed to their lion god, the party is again save by Tarzan. (imdb)
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City After Midnight (1957)
A series of daring robberies has taken place on Rue des Anges, a quiet street in the town of La Bandelette. Standing by an open window in his study, Sir Maurice Lawes sees a gendarme beaten to death and the killer, who also sees Lawes, escape in a car. The next evening, the residents hear a shattering scream from Janice Lawes when she finds her father murdered. (imdb)
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The March Hare (1956)
Sir Charles Hare, a young Irish baronet, gambles his all on one of his horses at Ascot. But the horse is 'pulled', and Sir Charles is forced to sell his Irish estate. His aunt, however, has some surprises in store for him. (imdb)
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John and Julie (1955)
Scads of color stock footage from the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth was strategically deployed in John and Julie. The story involves two little provincial children (Colin Gibson, Lesley Dudley) whose parents have no plans to attend the Coronation. Left to their own devices, John and Julie run off to London, where with the help of several eccentric types they get to see the Queen's installation. (allmovie.com)
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Quentin Durward (1955)
In 1465 Quentin Durwood travels to France to meet Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy, on behalf of his elderly Scottish uncle whom, for political reasons, the Duke of Burgundy intends she marry. A man of honour who may have sworn too many oaths, Durward finds he and Isabelle being used as pawns in a deadly game by the Duke and devious King Louis XI. One look at Isabelle has convinced Durward this is where he and his heart have to be. (imdb)
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See How They Run (1955)
Cockney corporal Wally Winton desires promotion so that he can finally receive an inheritance. He dresses up as a priest and goes out one night with Penelope Toop, the vicar's attractive blonde wife. To add to the theme of mistaken identity, there are several priests running around, some real, some fake. One of these, Basher, is discovered by Winton to be an escaped convict, and is placed under arrest. The corporal is then promoted and becomes eligible for his inheritance.
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The Million Pound Note (1954)
An impoverished American sailor is fortunate enough to be passing the house of two rich gentlemen who has conceived the crazy idea of distributing a note worth one million pounds. The sailor finds that whenever he tries to use the note to buy something, people treat him as if he is a King and let him have whatever he likes for free. Ultimately, the money proves to be more troublesome than it is worth when it almost costs him his dignity and the woman he loves. (imdb)
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Betrayed (1954)
Carla Van Oven becomes an allied spy in Holland during WW2, although she is suspected of having cooperated with and taken help from the Nazis. Colonel Pieter Deventer of Dutch Intelligence agrees that she may train to join a team in the resistance movement. The team starts to suffer heavy losses after she has joined them. Is she a traitor? (imdb)
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Cash on Delivery (1954)
An unusual provision in her father's will sends a woman in a mad chase to find her ex-husband, whose new wife is expecting a child.
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The Rainbow Jacket (1954)
A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion. (imdb)
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Duel in the Jungle (1954)
An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million so the insurerers are suspicious. (imdb)
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The Great Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fifteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim. (imdb)
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Mr. Denning Drives North (1952)
When well-off aircraft designer Denning finds his daughter's current boyfriend is a nasty character he tries to buy him off, ending up hitting him and causing his death when he falls. Instead of calling the police he dumps the body in a lonely spot on the road to the North, making it look like a hit-and-run accident. Weeks later there is still no report of the body being found, and Denning starts to go to pieces. (imdb)
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Top Secret (1952)
Potts, a British Sanitary Engineer, leaves on vacation with a set of plans for a new secret weapon which he has mistaken for his new plumbing invention. Everyone is hunting for him, including the Russians... (imdb)
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Outcast of the Islands (1952)
Set on a Malayan island where a trader becomes a criminal and a huge manhunt is organised to capture him. Trying to start a new life the trader takes refuge at a trading post.
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Mister Drake
Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed Forces storm onto the farm in a frantic search for the duck responsible. (imdb)
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The Browning Version (1951)
On the last day of term at a boys private school, a new master arrives to familiarise himself. His predecessor, Crocker-Harris is much hated in the school but his younger wife seems more popular and not only with the pupils (imdb)
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Blackmailed (1951)
A blackmailer is murdered, and those who witnessed the scene agree to keep quiet; the complication is that the scene is also witnessed by a young artist, a victim of blackmail as well. (BFI)
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Golden Salamander (1950)
A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates. (imdb)
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Highly Dangerous (1950)
When British Intelligence discovers that an Iron Curtian country is developing insects as weapons they persuade eminent entomologist Frances Gray to get into the country to collect some specimens. On arrival her cover is almost immediately blown and her contact murdered. The future looks grim for her and also perhaps for the world. (imdb)
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The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)
Eileen Herlie, a German girl of Jewish heritage, is in love with Norman Wooland, but at her family's insistence marries Basil Sydney. Wooland's reaction is swift and decisive: he commits suicide. Years later, Hitler comes to power. Once more, Herlie's fate is in the hands of others. This time, however, she makes up her own mind as to what her future holds in store. An unpleasant, relentlessly unhappy tale, brilliantly acted by a top-drawer cast. (imdb)
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Helter Skelter (1949)
A detective gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccupping. (imdb)
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Conspirator (1949)
A newlywed suspects her husband of being a Communist spy. (imdb)
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The Bad Lord Byron (1949)
Seriously ill on a military campaign in Greece, Lord Byron dreams of being judged on his death between being on the one hand a poet and soldier, or on the other a seducer and libertine. Amongst the witnesses called are the infamous Lady Caroline Lamb and his somewhat purer wife Annabella. (imdb)
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The Third Man (1949)
Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident.(imdb)
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Meet Me at Dawn (1947)
A young man makes his living in Paris in 1900 by fighting duels on behalf of other parties. He is hired to injure a leading politician and starts to get involved with a girl he uses to provoke the challenge. One newspaper, hostile to the politician, headlines the story of the impending duel asking who this Madame X is. Problem is, she is in fact the daughter of the paper's proprietor if only he knew it. (imdb)
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The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)
Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch. (imdb)
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Lady from Lisbon (1942)
Wishing to acquire the Mona Lisa, a South American racketeer makes a deal with the Nazis for the famous portrait. (imdb)
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Asking for Trouble (1942)
A London fishmonger helps a young woman evade her unwanted upcoming marriage by pretending to be her fiancé, a big game hunter from Africa.
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Me and My Girl (1939)
Lambeth Walk is the film version of the evergreen West End musical Me and My Girl, which was still being successfully revived into the 1980s. The enormously popular music-hall entertainer Lupino Lane repeats his stage characterization as Bill, a diffident working-class cockney who finds himself heir to a title and a vast estate. Though he now has his pick of England's most gorgeous debutantes, Bill remains faithful to his blue-collar girlfriend Sally (Sally Gray). (allmovie.com)
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Keep Smiling (1938)
Entertainer quits a crooked London theater and sets up her troupe on her uncle's farm. A famous musician joins the group and helps them get a legitimate booking. (imdb)
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Murder by Rope (1936)
Scotland Yard sends a handwriting expert to a country house full of people with guilty secrets in order to solve a murder.. (imdb)
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The Scarab Murder Case (1936)
One of a series of murder mysteries featuring the character Philo Vance. A Lost Movie (letterboxd)
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