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Passport to Pimlico Details

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Passport to Pimlico is one of the most charmingly whimsical Ealing Studios comedies of the late 1940s-early 1950s. As a result of wartime bombing, an ancient parchment is uncovered, proving that the Pimlico section of London belongs to Burgundy, France. Long taken for granted by other Londoners, the tiny Pimlico populace decides to take advantage of its "foreign" status. Affable oaf Stanley Holloway is made head of the new government, whereupon he merrily begins erecting borders and imposing customs duties. The sweetly satirical script of Passport to Pimlico was written by director Henry Cornelius and Ealing stalwart T.E.B. Clarke. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 26, 1949

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences T.E.B. Clarke Best Story and Screenplay 1949 Nominee

Cast

Stanley Holloway
as Arthur Pemberton
Barbara Murray
as Shirley Pemberton
Jane Hylton
as Molly Reid
Raymond Huntley
as Mr. Wix
Philip Stainton
as Police Constable Ted Spiller
Sydney Tafler
as Fred Cowan
Malcolm Knight
as Monty Cowan
Hermione Baddeley
as Edie Randall
Frederick Piper
as Garland
Charles Hawtrey
as Bert Fitch
Margaret Rutherford
as Professor Hatton-Jones
Naunton Wayne
as Straker
Basil Radford
as Gregg
Michael Hordern
as Bashford
Arthur Howard
as Bassett
Bill Shine
as Captain Willow
Harry Locke
as Sergeant
Sam Kydd
as Sapper
Lloyd Pearson
as Fawcett
Tommy Godfrey
as Bus Conductor
James Hayter
as Commissionaire
Fred Griffiths
as Bill, the Spiv
Grace Arnold
as Pompous Woman
Paul Demel
as Central European on train
Doris Yorke

Crew

Henry Cornelius
Director
Michael Balcon
Producer
T.E.B. Clarke
Screenwriter
Lionel Banes
Cinematographer
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
Anthony Mendleson
Costume Designer
Stephen Dalby
Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest Taylor
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