Britannia Mews (1949)

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    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    Adelaide Culver, is a well-to-do London miss who marries badly
    and becomes victimized by a creepy old streetwoman (Dame Sybil Thorndike)
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    Full Cast
    Dana Andrews .... Gilbert Lauderdale/Henry Lambert
    Maureen O'Hara .... Adelaide Culver
    Sybil Thorndike .... Mrs. Mounsey (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
    Diane Hart .... The Blazer
    Anne Butchart .... Alice Hambro
    Wilfrid Hyde-White .... Mr. Culver
    Fay Compton .... Mrs. Culver
    A.E. Matthews .... Mr. Bly
    Anthony Tancred .... Treff Culver
    Herbert C. Walton .... The Old Un (as Herbert Walton)
    Mary Martlew .... Milly Lauderdale
    June Allen .... Adelaide Culver, as child
    Susanne Gibbs .... Alice, as child
    Heather Latham .... Blazer, as child
    Peter Hobbes .... Fred Baker
    Ernest Hare .... Policeman
    Gwynne Whitby .... Miss Bryant (as Gwen Whitby)
    Scott Harrold .... Benson
    Anthony Lamb .... Treff, as child
    Neil North .... Jimmy Hambro

    Writing Credits
    Margery Sharp (novel)
    Ring Lardner Jr.

    Georges Périnal

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Location

    London Film Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • Britannia Mews is a 1949 British drama film directed by Jean Negulesco
    and starring Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara,
    Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton and A.E. Matthews.
    In Victorian London, a young woman marries a poor drunken artist
    and struggles to make ends meet.
    After his death, she takes in a lodger whom she soon falls in love with


    As a co-star to Dana Andrews, Maureen is as red bloodied as ever.
    As you would expect, quite a few Brits floating
    around in this one, Dame Sybil Thorndike , and that
    wonderful British actor Wifred Hyde-White.

    User Review

    Author: marcslope from New York, NY


    Keeping Maureen O'Hara on its payroll throughout the 1940s was one of the smartest things Twentieth Century Fox ever did: She was capable and spirited, and so pretty that it wouldn't have mattered if she couldn't act at all. Here she is in a typically feisty role, a well-to-do London miss who marries badly and becomes victimized by a creepy old streetwoman (Dame Sybil Thorndike). As a melodrama in the "Gaslight" vein with bizarre comedy touches, it's fairly silly, but there's much to savor, especially in the details: an atmospheric backlot set (I think was actually filmed on 20th's British soundstage), blackmail, puppetry, cackling hags, some tasty dialogue, and one exceedingly odd moment where Dana Andrews invites his ladylove's little brother to bed.

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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    Period unfavorable to quality scripts, this film is one of the film side ... Was the time when actors and actresses were under contract for years and could not refuse to turn the roles that studios imposed at risk of being excluded and not find a job even in another studio. The bosses of the studios had the exclusive ...

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    Good reading!

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!

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    ............................. The pictures from the film ....................

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!