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The Mudlark

The Mudlark(1950)

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Brief Synopsis

In 1875 London, young Wheeler, who lives by scavenging, finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, prime minister Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion

Cast & Crew

Jean Negulesco Director
Irene Dunne Queen Victoria
Alec Guinness [Benjamin] Disraeli
Andrew Ray Wheeler, the mudlark
Beatrice Campbell Lady Emily Prior
Finlay Currie John Brown
Anthony Steel Lt. Charles McHatten
Raymond Lovell Sgt. Footman Naseby
Marjorie Fielding Lady Margaret Prior
Constance Smith Kate Noonan

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in London: 30 Oct 1950; Miami opening 22 Dec 1950; New York opening: 24 Dec 1950
Release Date:  1950 Production Date:  Continental Shop, Santa Monica. Rental *; UCLA-X; AFI
UCLA: 3/4 inch videocassette has been disposed of
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  94 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  8,417    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • Alec Guinness' best performance

    Nicki Smith 2016-03-18

    Interesting critique of Queen Victoria's seclusion after the death of Prince Albert. This movie is a must-see for Alec Guinness' performance as... MORE>

  • Touching adventure

    Nancy S. Hall 2015-12-25

    What well realized characters the fine actorreport rayed. You would expect it from Irene Dunne and Sir Alec Guinness, but Finlay Currie and the Mudlark... MORE>

  • the mudlark

    ronald wilkie 2014-12-21

    I was fortunate to get a copy of this dvd release after trying for years to do soIt is one of Britians finest movies of the fifties with great performances... MORE>