The Perfect Gentleman (1935)

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A strait-laced country vicar is very embarrassed by his father's naughty exploits with a lively actress.

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  • Cicely Courtneidge and Herbert Mundin in The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
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1 June 2004 | Enrique-Sanchez-56
10
| British Comedy Gem
Bubbling Frank Morgan and a wonderful cast of British talent make this screwball comedy & comedy of errors shine with charming giggles and amusing bemusement.

The father of the Vicar, Morgan, portrays a self-stuffed shirt that finds his luck from a night out in the music halls.

Dame Cicely Courtneidge, Herbert Mundin, Heather Angel (You Can't Take It With You) and Una O'Connor play the perfect foil for Morgan's delightful buffoonery.

This is the type of comedy that couldn't be made today even if they tried. The underlying comedy of manners reflect a bygone era that may never come again - filled with its social mores and contradictions.

Here was a time when decent men did not consort with "brazen women" from the entertainment field. I wonder how much things have changed today? Nevertheless, this is a time when family honor and unsullied reputations were prized - and - mountains were moved to maintain them above all else - even love.

The final musical extravaganza performed by Courtneidge and a battalion of soldiers and drummers is stirring, even though short by Busby Berkeley standards.

I recommend this highly.

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