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Vintage Wine (1935)

The family head of a wine company refuses to retire, but his family have other ideas.

Director:

Henry Edwards

Writers:

Alexander Engel (adapted from "Der ewige Juengling"), Seymour Hicks (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Seymour Hicks ... Charles Popinot
Claire Luce ... Nina
Eva Moore ... Josephine Popinot
Judy Gunn Judy Gunn ... Blanche Popinot
Miles Malleson ... Henry Popinot
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Benedict Popinot (as P. Kynaston Reeve)
A. Bromley Davenport A. Bromley Davenport ... Pierre
Michael Shepley ... Richard Emsley
Amy Brandon Thomas ... Stephanie Popinot
Meriel Forbes
Kathleen Weston Kathleen Weston
Brian Buchel Brian Buchel
Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos ... Gatekeeper (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Tony De Lungo Tony De Lungo ... (as Tony de Lungo)
Enrico Muzio Enrico Muzio
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The family head of a wine company refuses to retire, but his family have other ideas.

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Comedy | Romance

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Stephanie Popinot: Henry, you have the backbone of a convalescent silkworm!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE CHÂTEAU POPINOT. The Ancestral home of the Popinot family, the most famous Champagne Proprietors in France. See more »

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Referenced in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

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As Young as You Feel
10 August 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Seymour Hicks' elderly sons think he is losing it at 62. He lives in Rome, instead of the ancestral champagne estates, has a mistress and has squandered a third of his fortune. They conspire with his mother to trap him on the estate with them as guardians. Little do they know the reality: he is married to Claire Luce, who thinks him 45 and they have a six- month-old son.

It's an amusing situation and Seymour Hicks -- best remembered these days for playing Scrooge for forty years on the stage and twice on film -- plays it to the hilt, full of twitches, while Miss Luce plays a veddy English Sicilian girl. The standout performance is Eva Moore as Hicks' mother.

It's a three-act stage comedy, opened out with some tracking shots and you may downgrade it slightly for that. However, this cut-glass farce is played impeccably by practiced hands and kept me laughing when I first saw it (when I was 62).


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1935 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Visatone Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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