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Genevieve (1953)

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When that car gets stuck you will be rejoicing in the exuberance of your velocity! chortles Kenneth More to girlfriend Kay Kendall as they laugh about their race from London to Brighton (and back) and the bet against his chum John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan about who’ll win. How do you quantify charm? This oozes with it whilst simultaneously sweetly mocking Englishness and the world of B-roads and the obsessions of vintage car owners. Distinguished by Larry Adler’s score, this also boasts the delightful Kendall taking drunkenly to the stage to play the trumpet. Henry Cornelius turned William Rose’s screenplay into a smash hit. Lovely.

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