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The Perfect Woman (1949)

In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out ... See full summary »

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Ramshead
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Roger Cavendish
Miles Malleson ...
Prof. Ernest Belman
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Mrs. Butters
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Lady Diana (as Anita Bolster)
Fred Berger ...
Farini
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Wolfgang Winkel
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Jerry Verno ...
Football Fan On Underground
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Ticket Collector
Philippa Gill ...
Lady Mary
Jerry Desmonde ...
Dress shop manager
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Model in shop
Noel Howlett ...
Scientist
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In need of cash, Roger Cavendish and his valet take a job escorting the perfect woman for a night on the town. She is in fact the robotic creation of Professor Belman, but it turns out rather to be the Professor's niece Penelope doing a pretty good imitation of the perfect Olga who winds up with them in the bridal suite at the Hotel Splendide. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Not so perfect
20 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a British attempt to do some American 'screwball' comedy, it falls very short of the mark. Perhaps the same vehicle in the hands of someone like Cary Grant could have made it work but not the set of actors in this. As a traditional British farce it works better but not by much, and sadly points up the fact that light comedy was not really Nigel Patrick's forte.

In a short role as a effeminate dress sales clerk, Jerry Desmonde goes as far as you could without shouting out 'gay man,' in the days of fifties cinema. Pity his later roles were mainly playing stooge to the likes of Norman Wisdom.

This type of broad slapstick farce and comedy of errors was slowly dying out to be replaced by the more subtle Ealing comedies. And wouldn't really return till the more risqué Carry Ons of the swinging sixties.

All a bit dated in all and only vaguely amusing in the sense of 'they don't make them like that any more' type of way.


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