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Vice Versa (1947)

Vice Versa




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Written and directed by Peter Ustinov, Vice Versa is a one-joke fantasy comedy which manages to hold up almost to the very end. Anthony Newley plays the funloving son of stuffy stockbroker Roger Livesy. Father and son come into possession of a magic stone, and place a wish upon it. The result: Newley inherits Livesy's brain and personality, and vice versa. The best moments involve the suddenly matured Newley's besting of feet-of-clay schoolmaster James Robertson Justice. Not successful enough to spawn a cycle in 1947, Vice Versa is nonetheless an intriguing precursor of the brief spate of identity-switch comedies of the late 1980s--one of which was also titled Vice Versa. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: Peter Ustinov, F. Anstey


Andrew Blackett
as Duke of Margate
Alfie Bass
as 1st Urchin
Petula Clark
as Dulcie Grimstone
Hugh Dempster
as Col. Ambrose
Robert Eddison
as Mr. Blinkhorn
John Glyn-Jones
as Bindabun Doss
James Hayter
as Bandmaster
Vida Hope
as 1st Nanny
David Hutcheson
as Marmaduke Paradine
Ernest Jay
as Boaler
Peter Jones
as Chawner
Vi Kaley
as 2nd Nanny
Roger Livesey
as Paul Bultitude
Anthony Newley
as Dick Bultitude
Kynaston Reeves
as Dr. Chawner
Bill Shine
as Lord Gosport
Stanley Van Beers
as Earl of Broadstairs
Kay Walsh
as Mrs. Verlayne
Joan Young
as Mrs. Grimstone
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At times becomes more absurd than amusing.

Full Review… | September 30, 2007
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