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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, Rovi


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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Audience Reviews for Genevieve

  • Jul 17, 2009
    And the London-Brighton vintage car run's still running
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2007
    english through and through
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2007
    an advert for never buying an old car or a film about a race? who knows? a classic british comedy! the scene with the big clock going off outside the room window was great. it was well enjoyable and that's all that matters at the end of the day, y'know what i mean?
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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