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Genevieve (1953)





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The plot of the thoroughly captivating British comedy Genevieve can be summed up in a sentence: Two young couples participate in the Vintage Car Rally, a yearly race from London to Brighton. The title "character" is the 1904 Darracq auto owned by John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan. The couple's friendly rivals are Kenneth More and Kay Kendall, the latter graduating to stardom on the basis of this film. At first treating the race as a lark, the two couples become increasingly--and hilariously--competitive as they near the finishing line. Among the film's plethora of small pleasures are Joyce Grenfell as a wry hotel proprietress and Arthur Wontner as an elderly car fancier. Despite the many technical gaffes and continuity errors overlooked by director Henry Cornelius, Genevieve is a uniquely British delight from beginning to end, its charm enhanced by the uncredited harmonica score of American expatriate Larry Adler. The film was a moneymaker in every country that it played, and a multi-award winner in England and abroad. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
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On DVD: Dec 31, 2012
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John Gregson
as Alan McKim
Dinah Sheridan
as Wendy McKim
Kenneth More
as Ambrose Claverhouse
Kay Kendall
as Rosalind Peters
Geoffrey Keen
as Policeman
Joyce Grenfell
as Hotel proprietress
Harold Siddons
as Second Speed Cop
Arthur Wontner
as Elderly Gentleman
Michael Balfour
as Conductor
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Critic Reviews for Genevieve

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

...a delightfully humorous frolic. Fun stuff, this.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Exquisitely funny comedy with a fabulous musical theme.

October 2, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

August 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Genevieve


english through and through

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

And the London-Brighton vintage car run's still running

Lesley N

Super Reviewer

while nothing in scope compared to say 'the great race" or 'it's a mad mad mad world" but still watchable.

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