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Passport to Pimlico (1949) was a Comedy Film directed by Henry Cornelius and produced by Michael Balcon and E.V.H. Emmett.

Academy Awards 1949 --- Ceremony Number 22 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingT. E. B. ClarkeNominated

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Ealing Comedy #3: Passport to Pimlico (Henry Cornelius, 1949)

By Virginie Pronovost on Dec 20, 2022 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Our exploration of the comedies produced by Ealing Studios continues today with what I consider a true classic of the series:?Passport to Pimlico?(Henry Cornelius, 1949). Interestingly, that was Cornelius’s first film! Sadly, his career was noticeably short, as he passed away at the very young... Read full article

Passport to Pimlico (1949)

By Beatrice on Jun 19, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Passport to Pimlico Directed by Henry Cornelius Written by T.E.B Clarke 1949/UK J. Arthur Rank Organization/Ealing Studios First viewing/YouTube This is a very funny film. ?I’ll bet it was even funnier to weary post-war British audiences. Pimlico is a tight-knit London working-class neighbo... Read full article

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Edie Randall: Here's to the Burgundy Lido!

Professor Hatton-Jones: Forgive me - are you a bleeder? When you cut yourself, do you bleed interminably?

Straker: Do you think we shall get more than two main dishes?
Gregg: Oh, I hope so. I haven't had a good feed since that last deadlock in Moscow.

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A placard can be seen, reading "Forget that Cripps feeling": this refers to Stafford Cripps, then-Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Wix is referred to as a second Montagu Norman; he had served as Governor of the Bank of England between 1920 to 1944.
Shirley's comment, "We'll fight them on the tramlines, we'll fight them in the local ..." is a take on Sir Winston Churchill's famous wartime speech, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills..."
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