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His Lordship

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Director  Michael Powell
Screenplay  Ralph Smart
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Musical
Duration  
Country  UK
His Lordship movie poster
Writer  Oliver Madox Hueffer, Ralph Smart
Release date  5 December 1932 (UK)
Initial release  December 5, 1932 (United Kingdom)
Music director  Richard Addinsell, Walter Leigh, V.C. Clinton-Baddeley, Paul Bergen, Ronald Hill
Cast  Jerry Verno (Bert Gibbs), Ben Welden (Washington Roosevelt Lincoln), Polly Ward (Leninia), Valerie Hobson (Last Face in Montage), Peter Gawthorne (Ferguson - the Butler)
Similar movies  Related Michael Powell movies

His Lordship is a 1932 British musical comedy film directed by Michael Powell. It was made as a Quota quickie.

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Plot

Cheerful Cockney Bert Gibbs inherits a title from his father and becomes Lord Thornton Heath. But then he meets up with movie star Ilya Myona and when his mother asks about her, Bert implies they are engaged. After some adventures with some dubious Russian types Bert's girl Lenina eventually wins him back.

Cast

  • Jerry Verno as Bert Gibbs aka Albert Lord Thornheath
  • Ben Welden as Washington Roosevelt Lincoln
  • Polly Ward as Leninia
  • Peter Gawthorne as Ferguson, the Butler
  • Muriel George as Mrs. Emma Gibbs
  • Michael Hogan as Comrade Curzon
  • V.C. Clinton-Baddeley as Comrade Howard
  • Subsequent history

    His Lordship was declared to be "Missing, Believed Lost" by the British Film Institute, but a copy was subsequently found. It was put onto safety film and shown at the NFT in 2000. It proved popular with audiences as a camp classic.

    References

    His Lordship Wikipedia
    His Lordship IMDb


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