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The Mudlark (1950) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignEdward Stevenson, Margaret FurseNominated
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THE RULE, BRITANNIA FILM BLOGATHON: The Mudlark (1950)

on Aug 3, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Terence at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his 5th annual salute to Britain and the movies. Click HERE for this year's contributions to the rebranded Rule, Britannia Film Blogathon. There is a legend that in the thirty-ninth year of Her Majesty's reign a small boy added a footnote to English Histo... Read full article


THE RULE, BRITANNIA FILM BLOGATHON: The Mudlark (1950)

on Aug 3, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Terence at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his 5th annual salute to Britain and the movies. Click HERE for this year's contributions to the rebranded Rule, Britannia Film Blogathon. There is a legend that in the thirty-ninth year of Her Majesty's reign a small boy added a footnote to English Histo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Wheeler, the Mudlark: [asking about going to meet the queen] Are you sure it's all right, sir?
John Brown: What?
Wheeler, the Mudlark: You're a bit sozzled, ain't ya, sir?
John Brown: Sozzled?
Wheeler, the Mudlark: Yes sir, you've been in the bottle a bit, you know?
John Brown: [rises to his feet a bit unsteadily] Only enough to keep off infection, laddie.


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Facts about

The British and American versions of the film are quite different. The British version, viewed by the AFI Catalog staff, reports a running time of 94 minutes, while the American version, shown on AMC television, ran 99 minutes. The following crew credits do NOT appear in the American version: Margaret Furse (costume designer), David Aylott (makeup artist), Frank Bevis (production manager), Robert E. Dearing and Fred Fox (production supervisors), Bluey Hill (assistant director), Eric Wood (sound editor), Denys N. Coop (camera operator) and Cyril Hartman (historical advisor). The credit for W. Percy Day (special effects) DOES appear in the American version but, apparently, not in the British version. There are also cast differences: Irene Dunne's name alone appears above the title, with Alec Guinness listed first belo
First film of Andrew Ray.
Alec Guinness' speech to Parliament - in the role of Benjamin Disraeli - is delivered in an unbroken, single take of nearly seven minutes of impassioned dialogue.
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