WriterAnatole de Grunwald, Roland Pertwee Release date6 September 1941 (UK)
12 September 1943 (US)
i dream of jeannie behind the scenes
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.
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
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.