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Director  Sinclair Hill
Music director  Louis Levy
Duration  
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Production  Gainsborough Pictures
Country  United Kingdom
The Man from Toronto movie poster
Release date  January 1933
Writer  W.P. Lipscomb, Douglas Murray (play)
Cast  Jessie Matthews (Leslie Farrar), Ian Hunter (Fergus Wimbush), Frederick Kerr (Bunston), Benny Fields (Jonothan), Margaret Yarde (Mrs. Hubbard), Kathleen Harrison (Martha)
Similar movies  The Other Half (2006), Things Are Looking Up (1935), Laxdale Hall (1953), Left Right and Centre (1959), Fathers Doing Fine (1952)
Tagline  A joyously exciting romance, with a "catch" to it!

The man from toronto


The Man from Toronto is a 1933 British romantic comedy film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Jessie Matthews, Ian Hunter and Kathleen Harrison. After an inheritance is left to them if they marry, an Englishwoman and a Canadian must meet for the first time to investigate the other - with comedic results. Matthews was considered a rising film star at the time of the production, and she quickly became one of Gainsborough Pictures' leading names.

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Production

Production began in July 1932. The film was shot at Islington Studios and on location at Amberley in Sussex. It was based on a play by Douglas Murray. The film's art direction was by Alex Vetchinsky.

Plot

Lawyer Bunston (Frederick Kerr) presides over an eccentric will stipulating that the Canadian Fergus Wimbush (Ian Hunter) and the English Leslie Farrar (Jessie Matthews) will inherit a million if they wed. As the couple have never met, when the man from Toronto comes to England, Leslie poses as a parlour maid, in order to better make his acquaintance, and the two fall in love anyway.

Cast

  • Jessie Matthews as Leslie Farrar
  • Ian Hunter as Fergus Wimbush
  • Frederick Kerr as Bunston
  • Ben Field as Jonathan
  • Margaret Yarde as Mrs. Hubbard
  • Kathleen Harrison as Martha
  • George Turner as Povey
  • Herbert Lomas as Jake
  • Laurence Hanray as Duncan
  • Kenneth Kove as Vicar
  • Sybil Grove as Vicar's Wife
  • Percy Parsons as Hogbin
  • Bill Shine as Butcher's Delivery Boy
  • George Zucco as Squire
  • George Benson as Villager
  • Cyril Smith as Gossiping Villager
  • Diana Cotton
  • Sam Wilkinson
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it "A little charmer," and concluded that, "Kerr, as the lawyer, does his best to pair the two off and carries the weight of the picture while doing so."

    References

    The Man from Toronto Wikipedia
    The Man from Toronto IMDb The Man from Toronto themoviedb.org


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