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Charley's Aunt (1930)

Unrated | | Comedy | 25 December 1930 (USA)
Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney pressure fellow student Fancourt Babberly to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt Donna Lucia. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits ... See full summary »

Director:

Al Christie

Writers:

Brandon Thomas (from the play by), F. McGrew Willis (screen adaptation)
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Complete credited cast:
Charles Ruggles ... Lord Fancourt Babberley (as Charlie Ruggles)
June Collyer ... Amy Spettigue
Doris Lloyd ... Donna Lucia D' Alvadorez
Halliwell Hobbes ... Stephen Spettigue
Hugh Williams ... Charlie Wykeham
Flora le Breton ... Ela Delahay (as Flora LeBreton)
Rod McLennan Rod McLennan ... Jack Chesney (as Rodney McLennan)
Phillips Smalley ... Sir Francis Chesney
Flora Sheffield Flora Sheffield ... Kitty Verdun
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Brassett
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Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney pressure fellow student Fancourt Babberly to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt Donna Lucia. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen Spettigue. Complications begin when Fancourt, in drag, becomes the love object of old Spettigue and Sir Francis Chesney. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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It's enough to make a cat laugh - out loud! See more »

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The play originally opened in London on 21 December 1892. The first New York opening was on 2 October 1893. See more »

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Version of Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940) See more »

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Worth a look
3 February 2000 | by Blake-35See all my reviews

Farce and slapstick abound in this OK version of Charley's Aunt. There are plenty of sophomoric laughs, though the humor gradually goes more and more over the top as the movie progresses (or digresses, as it were). It's a notch or two above your typical Three Stooges fare.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charleys Tante See more »

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Christie Film Company See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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