Cluny Brown (1946)

Cluny Brown



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Movie Info

In this film, set just prior to WWII, lovely Cluny Brown is the niece of a London plumber; when her uncle is indisposed, Cluny rolls up her sleeves and takes a plumbing job at a society home, where she meets a handsome refugee Czech author.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Elizabeth Reinhardt, Samuel Hoffenstein
In Theaters:
20th Century Fox


as Adam Belinski

as Cluny Brown

as Andrew Carmel

as Betty Cream

as Hilary Ames

as Sir Henry Carmel

as Colonel Duff-Graham

as Wilson

as Lady Alice Carmel

as Mrs. Maile

as Dowager

as Mrs. Wilson

as Uncle Am

as John Frewen

as Master Snaffie

as Guest Pianist

as Mrs. Tupham

as Mr. Snaffie

as Mrs. Snaffie

as Rollins

as Constable Birkins

as Dowager's Son

as Girl at Party

as New York Policeman

as Woman in Chemist's S...

as Mr. Tupham

as English Boy on Bike

as Boy in Shop

as Author's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Cluny Brown

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Ernst Lubitsch's last completed film, from 1946, looks back to the prewar year of 1938 to take stock of the postwar world and to show how it got that way.

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New Yorker
Top Critic

Lubitsch's last film and one of his most engaging comedies.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Let is be noted at the outset that Ernst Lubitsch has come up with a delectable and sprightly lampoon in Cluny Brown.

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New York Times
Top Critic

Whammo entertainment.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
Top Critic

This late, delicious comedy of manners by Ernst Lubitsch is a notch below his best, but the character acting is so good one hardly notices.

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Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sadly, the comedy his last proper film (That Lady in Ermine was completed by Preminger), hardly bites, but it certainly barks.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014

Audience Reviews for Cluny Brown

i only wish jennifer jones had done more comedy! she was absolutely delightful here! with the ever charming charles boyer, lubitsch's last film is well worth checking out

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Totally phoned in Lubitsch. I'm not sure what went wrong here, I'm sure the play its clearly based on is good, but I was just bored to tears.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

This is a delightful film that is more than it appears on the surface. Imagine a mix between the films "A Room With A View" and "My Man Godfrey." I rather liked it and wish it were available on Amazon in the NTSC format.

Like in "A Room With A View," it creates it tension by setting passionate people alongside conventional, unimaginative play it safe snobs. Also deals with class issues.

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