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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,

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writers:

Caryl Brahms (novel), S.J. Simon (novel) (as S.J. Simons) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Morley ... Gen. 'Jumbo' Burlap / Nawab of Bagwash
Felix Aylmer ... Col. H. 'Bulldog' Kelsoe
Yvonne Arnaud ... Millie
Claude Hulbert ... Merryweather
Abraham Sofaer ... Benjamin Disraeli
Ernest Thesiger ... Dr. Cruickshank of Psychical Research Society
Marie Lohr ... Lottie
Martita Hunt ... Lady Mary
A.E. Matthews ... Gen. Bristow
John Longden ... Mortimer Digby
Ronald Frankau ... Tex B. Farnum
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Staff Captain (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
Martin Miller ... Professor
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Foreman
Esme Percy ... Vizier
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Ghosts are condemned to haunt a house until it is visited by a reigning monarch,

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ghosts of Berkeley Square See more »

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Production Co:

British National Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Last full length feature film of Esme Percy. See more »

Goofs

The court martial papers make reference to the house as No 7 Berkely Square, rather than Berkeley. See more »

Quotes

Col. H. "Bulldog" Kelsoe: [speaking of the Duke of Marlborough] Do you think we could argue with him? Talk him out of it?
Gen. "Jumbo" Burlap: Talk him out of it? He's a Churchill!
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Soundtracks

Soldiers of the Queen
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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Delightful droll comedy
23 November 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Robert Morley and Felix Aylmer are a pair of Queen Anne era Colonel Blimps who have taken a nice house and live together. Thinking that the Duke of Marlborough is about to do something stupid they hatch a plot to kidnap him. But they blunder into their own trap and are killed.

The curse of Queen Anne falls on them. They are earthbound until a member of the royal house visits their dwelling. Otherwise they are a pretty lively pair and have all kinds of powers to use for their enjoyment and to get some royalty over to the place as the house passes through several different owners. A lot more than Marjorie Reynolds and Lou Costello had in The Time Of Their Lives which film bears some resemblance.

A bit of knowledge of British history helps in viewing this film. The ghosts are bound for over 300 years. And you won't believe what it takes to get a monarch to the place.

Very droll and witty a real treat for the ear that way.


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