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Jeannie (film)

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Director  Harold French
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  Anatole de Grunwald, Roland Pertwee
Release date  6 September 1941 (UK) 12 September 1943 (US)

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Jeannie (also known as Girl in Distress) is a 1941 British romantic comedy film directed by Harold French and starring Barbara Mullen, Michael Redgrave and Albert Lieven.

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The film's sets were designed by Duncan Sutherland.

It was loosely remade in 1957 as Let's Be Happy.


Jeannie McLean (Mullen) is a Scottish girl who finds that she has received an inheritance. The film follows her adventures of finding her family castle and being romanced by different men.


  • Barbara Mullen as Jeannie McLean
  • Albert Lieven as Count Erich von Wittgenstein
  • Michael Redgrave as Stanley Smith
  • Kay Hammond as Margaret
  • Wilfrid Lawson as James McLean
  • Gus McNaughton as Angus Whitelaw
  • Phyllis Stanley as Mrs. Whitelaw
  • Percy Walsh as French Customs Man
  • Edward Chapman as Mr. Jansen
  • Hilda Bayley as Mrs. Jansen
  • Marjorie Fielding as Mrs. Murdoch
  • Philip Godfrey as Restaurant Car Man
  • Googie Withers as Laundry Girl
  • Joss Ambler as Proprietor
  • Katie Johnson as Mathilda
  • Joan Kemp-Welch as Jeannie's sister
  • Rachel Kempson as Maggie, Jeannie's sister
  • Ian Fleming as Rev MacDonald, the Minister
  • Wally Patch as Porter
  • Brefni O'Rorke as Quarantine Officer
  • Anne Shelton as Singer In Club
  • Frank Cellier as Man Who Has Lost His Keys
  • Critical reception

    The New York Times wrote, "Every now and then, thank heaven, there comes to Broadway a modest and unsung little film that arouses no anticipations at all and then quietly and firmly captivates you. "Jeannie," now at the Little Carnegie, is just such a film, and this corner, at least, accepts it with pleasure as that theatre's first offering of the season...For "Jeannie"...is as enchanting a bit of rue and nonsense as we've succumbed to in many a month..."Jeannie" is pure comedy of character. And what refreshing comedy it is!...Director Harold French...has staged the story with affection and understanding, "Jeannie" is not super-duper entertainment to knock your eye out, but it does have the gleam of real gold. As Jeannie likes to say: "My, how nice!" and Leonard Maltin similarly approved of an "Enjoyable comedy-romance," and rated the film three out of four stars.


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