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3.5/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Comedy, Thriller
Production  Gaumont British
Language  English
4.4/10 IMDb

Director  Tom Walls
Music director  Jack Beaver
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
Lady in Danger movie poster
Writer  Marjorie Gaffney, Ben Travers
Release date  27 November 1934 (London) (UK)
Cast  Tom Walls (Richard Dexter), Yvonne Arnaud (Queen of Ardenberg), Leon M. Lion (Dittling), Anne Grey (Lydia), Hugh Wakefield (King), Marie Lohr (Lady Brockley)
Similar movies  Dishonour Bright (1936), Service for Ladies (1932), Reveille with Beverly (1943), The Crimson Circle (1940), Fright Night (1947)

Lady in danger 1934


Lady in Danger is a 1934 British comedy thriller film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Yvonne Arnaud and Anne Grey. The screenplay was by Ben Travers.

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Plot

In the mythical European country of Ardenberg, General Dittling (Leon M. Lion) stages a military coup. His supporters believe that he will set up a republic but it is actually his desire to restore the monarchy. Therefore, he persuades British businessman Richard Dexter (Tom Walls) to escort the Queen (Yvonne Arnaud) to the safety of England. Once there his relations with the Queen are farcically misconstrued, when his fiancée Lydia (Anne Gray) arrives unannounced. After many adventures, the King (Hugh Wakefield), who has fled to Paris, is reunited with his wife.

Cast

  • Tom Walls - Richard Dexter
  • Yvonne Arnaud - Queen of Ardenberg
  • Anne Grey - Lydia
  • Leon M. Lion - Dittling
  • Hugh Wakefield - King
  • Marie Lohr - Lady Brockley
  • Alfred Drayton - Quill
  • Leonora Corbett - Marcelle
  • O.B. Clarence -Nelson
  • Cecil Parker - Piker
  • Harold Warrender - Clive
  • Hubert Harben - Matterby
  • Charles Lefeaux - Hotel Manager
  • Dorothy Galbraith - Mrs. Quill
  • Jane Cornell - Shop Assistant
  • Mervyn Johns - Reporter
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide described the film as "a vague comedy that refuses to commit itself to a romance between the leads" ; while Allmovie called it an "airy comedy-melodrama...the farcical possibilities of Lady in Danger are played to the hilt, and the rest is good semi-clean fun."

    Life imitates art

    Lady in Danger was released in 1934, two years before the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. However, there are some intriguing parallels between the movie and the later civil war, particularly the similarities between the fictional General Dittling and the real-life Generalissimo Francisco Franco. During the war, Franco was part of the Spanish Confederation of Autonomous Right-wing Groups. He later became the dictatorial ruler of Spain. In 1969, in a surprise move, the monarchist-leaning Franco designated Prince Juan Carlos de Borbón as his successor. When Franco died in 1975, he was indeed succeeded by the prince as King Juan Carlos I.

    References

    Lady in Danger Wikipedia
    Lady in Danger IMDbLady in Danger LetterboxdLady in Danger themoviedb.org


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