John Gregson
Director: Henry Cornelius Cast: John Gregson
John Gregson
, Dinah Sheridan
Dinah Sheridan
, Kenneth More
Kenneth More
Henry Cornelius


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The plot of the thoroughly captivating British comedy Genevieve can be summed up in a sentence: Two young couples participate in the Vintage Car Rally, a yearly race from London to Brighton. The title "character" is the 1904 Darracq auto owned by John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan. The couple's friendly rivals are Kenneth More and Kay Kendall, the latter graduating to stardom on the basis of this film. At first treating the race as a lark, the two couples become increasingly--and hilariously--competitive as they near the finishing line. Among the film's plethora of small pleasures are Joyce Grenfell as a wry hotel proprietress and Arthur Wontner as an elderly car fancier. Despite the many technical gaffes and continuity errors overlooked by director Henry Cornelius, Genevieve is a uniquely British delight from beginning to end, its charm enhanced by the uncredited harmonica score of American expatriate Larry Adler. The film was a moneymaker in every country that it played, and a multi-award winner in England and abroad.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2011
UPC: 0089859866029
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 44,624

Special Features

A Profile of Genevieve- An amusing look at the madcap motoring movie - includes Interviews with Dinah Sheridan (Starring Actress), Clive Donner (Film Editor), Christopher Challis (Director of Photography) and Larry Adler (Composer) as well as featuring the veteran cars themselves!; ; Photo & Poster Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Gregson Alan McKim
Dinah Sheridan Wendy McKim
Kenneth More Ambrose Claverhouse
Kay Kendall Rosalind Peters
Geoffrey Keen Policeman
Joyce Grenfell Hotel proprietress
Harold Siddons Second Speed Cop
Arthur Wontner Elderly Gentleman
Leslie Mitchell Himself
Reginald Beckwith Motorist
Edie Martin Guest
Michael Medwin Husband
Michael Balfour Conductor

Technical Credits
Henry Cornelius Director,Producer
Larry Adler Score Composer
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
Marjorie Cornelius Costumes/Costume Designer
Clive Donner Editor
Eric Rogers Choreography
William Rose Screenwriter
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Michael Stringer Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Genevieve
1. Tinkering [6:46]
2. Lover's Quarrel [7:03]
3. Starting Line [6:13]
4. Friendly Banter [7:36]
5. Car Trouble [9:11]
6. Dinner & Dancing [7:46]
7. Jealousy [8:56]
8. Head Start [6:16]
9. Anything Goes [7:24]
10. Dirty Tricks [4:47]
11. New Wager [7:57]
12. Genevieve Wins! [6:11]

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