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London Town Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

London Town was painstakingly planned as a huge box-office smash--even unto hiring several Hollywood leading lights to work on the film, including producer/director/writer [[Performer~P109257~Wesley Ruggles~wesleyruggles]], Technicolor cinematographer Ernest Hiller, costume designer [[Performer~P105179~Orry-Kelly~orrykelly]] and songsmiths [[Performer~P115078~Jimmy Van Heusen~jimmyvanheusen]] and [[Performer~P83569~Johnny Burke~johnnyburke]]. Veteran music-hall entertainer [[Performer~P128677~Sid Field~sidfield]] plays a washed-up comedian who hopes to stage a comeback in a glittering new revue. Alas, Field is hired as merely an understudy and bit player. His faithful daughter [[Performer~P13422~Petula Clark~petulaclark]] (yes, Petula Clark) pulls a few fast ones in order to get her dad back on stage in a starring role. Making her film debut in a supporting part is [[Performer~P37658~Kay Kendall~kaykendall]], who'd have to wait a decade or so for full stardom. Far from a hit, London Town was one of the most notorious flops in the history of the British cinema. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Greta Gynt
as Mrs. Barry
Petula Clark
as Peggy Sanford
Kay Kendall
as Patsy
Claude Hulbert
as Belgrave
Mary Clare
as Mrs. Gates
Tessie O'Shea
as Tessie
Jerry Desmonde
as George
Reginald Purdell
as Stage Manager

Crew

Wesley Ruggles
Director
Wesley Ruggles
Producer
Sig Herzig
Screenwriter
Val Guest
Screenwriter
Elliot Paul
Screenwriter
Erwin Hillier
Cinematographer
Jimmy Van Heusen
Composer (Music Score)
Sid Stone
Editor
Ernst Fegte
Art Director
Orry-Kelly
Costume Designer
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