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The Courtneys of Curzon Street (also titled The Courtney Affair or Kathys' Love Affair, in the U.S.) is a 1947 British drama film starring Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding.
The film is one of the most seen British films of all time, with 15.9 million tickets sold at the cinema.
The son of a baronet shocks class-conscious 1900 British society by marrying an Irish servant. The film chronicles 45 years in their lives together and apart, through the Boer War and WWI and WWII.
It was originally known as Scarlet and Pure Gold. The film was produced at the Shepperton Film Studios in Surrey. The title was changed when the film was released in the U.S. and in other countries', having been screened in many European countries and Scandinavia.
It was the most popular film at the British box office for 1947.Anna Neagle as Kate O'HalloranMichael Wilding as Sir Edward CourtneyGladys Young as Lady CourtneyDaphne Slater as Cynthia CarmodyJack Watling as Teddy CourtneyMichael Medwin as Teddy CourtneyEdgar Norfolk as Mr. R.G. H. Mulcaster as Sir Edward Courtney Sr.Coral Browne as ValerieAlice Gachet as LouiseHelen Cherry as Mary CourtneyEthel O'Shea as Mrs. O'HalloranTerry Randall as PamThora Hird as MaudNicholas Phipps as PhippsBernard Lee as Colonel GascoyneMax Kirby as Algy LongworthPercy Walsh as Sir Frank MurchisonFilm4.com called it an "entertaining romantic saga spanning three generations." The New York Times wrote, "the romantic drama creaks soggily through three generations."
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