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  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Musical

A fitfully successful movie biography of famed British musical comedy producer George Edwardes (here called George Howard for some reason), starring Greene as the beloved impresario. The film follows Greene from the 1890s when he leaves Ireland and arrives in London full of ambition and bold ideas. He purchases a run-down music hall and soon turns it into...read more

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A fitfully successful movie biography of famed British musical comedy producer George Edwardes (here called George Howard for some reason), starring Greene as the beloved impresario. The film follows Greene from the 1890s when he leaves Ireland and arrives in London full of ambition and

bold ideas. He purchases a run-down music hall and soon turns it into the talk of the town by bringing musical comedy to the masses. In the process he meets a beautiful dance-hall girl, Todd, and makes her his wife. With her help, Greene becomes Britain's biggest musical producer. Unfortunately,

tragedy strikes for Greene during WW I when he is captured and held in a German prisoner-of-war camp for much of the war. Upon release, with his health severely impaired by the experience, he attempts a comeback. With the help of Todd and his former associates, Greene makes it back to the top, but

his triumph is short-lived and he soon dies from his ailments. Greene turns in a fine performance as Howard and Todd almost steals the film as his supportive wife, but the film fails during the badly staged, nearly lackadaisical musical numbers which demonstrate none of the brilliance possessed by

the film's subject. Musical numbers include excerpts from the musical comedies "Tally-ho Girl" and "Tomboy Princess."

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