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Jeannie (1941)

Based on Aimee Stuart's play. Little Scots girl decides to use her inheritance for a "grand tour" of the Continent.


Harold French


Roland Pertwee (screenplay), Aimée Stuart (additional dialogue) (as Aimee Stuart) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Mullen ... Jeannie McLean
Wilfrid Lawson ... James McLean
Gus McNaughton ... Angus Whitelaw
Phyllis Stanley ... Mrs. Whitelaw
Michael Redgrave ... Stanley Smith
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh ... French Customs Man
Albert Lieven ... Count Erich von Wittgenstein
Kay Hammond ... Margaret
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Jansen
Hilda Bayley Hilda Bayley ... Mrs. Jansen
Marjorie Fielding Marjorie Fielding ... Mrs. Murdoch
Philip Godfrey Philip Godfrey ... Reataurant Car Man
Googie Withers ... Laundry Girl
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Proprietor
Katie Johnson ... Mathilda


Based on Aimee Stuart's play. Little Scots girl decides to use her inheritance for a "grand tour" of the Continent.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance






English | French | German

Release Date:

6 September 1941 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl in Distress See more »

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Tansa See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


First cinema feature of Rachel Kempson. See more »


Stanley Smith: You have to put your foot down, especially with foreigners.
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Before the war when this story took place, Vienna could still afford to be in good spirits - and Scotland could still afford to buy them. See more »


Version of Jeannie (1946) See more »


The Blue Danube
Music by Johann Strauss
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Charming combination of Strauss and washing machines
11 December 2004 | by kinekromSee all my reviews

This is a charming little romantic comedy, directed by Harold French, that reliable supplier of civilised entertainments. Uniquely, it gives a starring role to someone who has invented a new type of washing machine (Michael Redgrave). It then pairs him romantically with an heiress (Barbara Mullen, famous years later on TV with Doctor Finlay's Casebook) with a love of Strauss and the The Blue Danube. The film rambles all over the place, but that's all part of the charm - it's all about the oddities and pleasing digressions of life. A witty script, delightful characterisations, a most unusual but effective romantic pairing, and all the quaintness of an utterly lost age.

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