PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Winifred Watson's book was published the fall of 1938 and it became a smash hit. Plans were in the works for a Hollywood film version starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew, but the start of WWII brought those plans to a halt. The publisher re-released the book in 2000 which... ...
Since when do girls together smoke cigars, answer me that.
Guinevere Pettigrew: If I want to smoke cigars, I'll damned well smoke cigars, thank you very much, and to hell with your opinion.
Nick: What, they're yours?
Guinevere Pettigrew: You betcha, baby.
In the scene where Delysia is telling Miss Pettigrew about her bit parts in the movies, she says she was "the one drinking the Margarita," but the Margarita wasn't invented until the 40s.
The letters of the opening credits are blown into place, like the wind, swirling into their correct position.
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