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On Approval (1945)

On Approval


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English actor Clive Brook's only directorial effort, On Approval, is based upon Frederick Lonsdale's frothy 1926 play, though reset in the late 19th century. Brook plays George, a titled duke whose wealth has largely been spent but who has no intention of settling further into genteel poverty. George is enormously appealing to Helen (played by Googie Withers), a good-natured American heiress, and is equally appalling to Maria (Bea Lillie), an Englishwoman of considerable means. The imperious … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International , Classics , Comedy
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On DVD: Aug 3, 1999


as George Duke of Brist...

as Maria Wislack

as Helen Hale

as Richard Halton

as Dr. Graham

as Mrs. McCosh

as Landlord

as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for On Approval

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

This impish 1944 film adaptation of the 1926 Frederick Lonsdale comedy provides spacious roles for two peerless actresses.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Chicago Tribune
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for On Approval


Somewhat funny and somewhat boring, that's what I remember feeling towards this movie, but I can't seem to remember the story at the moment, and Flixster doesn't have it either. I'll watch it again sometime.

AJ Verser

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