The Mudlark

The Mudlark

Irene Dunne
Director: Jean Negulesco Cast: Irene Dunne
Irene Dunne
, Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
, Andrew Ray
Andrew Ray
Jean Negulesco

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The mudlark is Andrew Ray, an illiterate London street urchin of the mid-19th century. Having seen a picture of Queen Victoria on a coin, Ray determines to meet the Great Lady, and to that end he sneaks into Windsor Castle. Victoria (Irene Dunne in a padded costume) has sequestered herself in the castle since the death of her beloved Prince Albert, and has refused to make any public appearances, much to the consternation of Prime Minister Disraeli (Alec Guinness). When the boy breaks into the Queen's sanctorum, her courtiers are convinced he's part of an assassination plot. But Victoria is regenerated by the boy's natural good humor, and for the first time in a long time she emerges from mourning to see her loyal subjects again. Filmed in England, The Mudlark not so much an historical drama as it is an acting lesson from such masters as Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, and Finlay Currie (as a kilted Scotsman).

Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2013
UPC: 0024543863342
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 34,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Irene Dunne Queen Victoria
Alec Guinness Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Andrew Ray Wheeler, the Mudlark
Beatrice Campbell Lady Emily Prior
Anthony Steel Lt. Charles McHatten
Finlay Currie John Brown, Queen's Ghillie
Raymond Lovell Sgt. Footman Naseby
Marjorie Fielding Margaret Prior
Ronan O'Casey Slattery
Edward Rigby Watchman
Constance Smith Kate Noonan
Kynaston Reeves Gen. Sir Henry Ponsonby
Ernest Clark Hammond
Michael Brooke Albert
George Dillon Jailer
Howard Douglas Broom
Patricia Hitchcock Actor
Vi Kaley Mrs. Feeney
Leonard Sharp Ben Fox
Virginia Stevens Mrs. Dawkins
Freddie Watts Iron George
Eric Messiter Ahs, Lieutenant of Police
Richmond Nairne Didbit
Yoshihide Yanai Al Hook
Leonard Morris Hooker Morgan
Marjorie Gresley Meg Bownes
Bob Head Dandy Fitch
Alan Gordon Disraeli`s Valet
Grace Denbigh Russell Queen's Maid
Wilfrid Hyde-White Tucker

Technical Credits
Jean Negulesco Director
William Alwyn Score Composer
Dave Aylott Makeup
W. Percy Day Special Effects
Margaret Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Thelma Myers Editor
C.P. Norman Art Director
Georges Périnal Cinematographer
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer

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