Yes, Mr. Brown


1h 34m 1933

Film Details

Also Known As
Yes, Mrs. Brown
Release Date
May 25, 1933
Premiere Information
London opening: Jan 1933
Production Company
British and Dominions Film Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Elstree,Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Adapted from the play Geschafte mit Amerika by Paul Frank and Ludwig Hirschfeld (production date undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,000ft

Synopsis

Nicholas Baumann is the manager of a Viennese toyshop that is owned by a Mr. Brown of America. Mr. Brown comes to Vienna to inspect the toyshop, and Nicholas invites him home to dinner, hoping that Brown will make him a partner in the business. The night of the dinner party, Nicholas' wife Clary becomes so upset with Nicholas' treatment of the family dog that she goes home to her mother. Nicholas explains the situation to his loyal secretary, Anne Weber, and convinces her to impersonate his wife for the evening. Mr. Brown immediately falls in love with Anne, though he can say nothing because he thinks she is Nicholas' wife. Clary comes home during the dinner and, realizing what is happening, pretends to be Anne. The group goes to a nightclub, where the wine gets the best of Mr. Brown. In the end, Nicholas reveals the truth, and gets both the partnership and his wife back. Anne, not to be left out, becomes Mrs. Brown.

Film Details

Also Known As
Yes, Mrs. Brown
Release Date
May 25, 1933
Premiere Information
London opening: Jan 1933
Production Company
British and Dominions Film Corp.
Distribution Company
United Artists Corp.
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Elstree,Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Adapted from the play Geschafte mit Amerika by Paul Frank and Ludwig Hirschfeld (production date undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,000ft

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Press materials report that this was the first film in which Jack Buchanan both directed and acted. According to Variety, Buchanan attempted to produce an adaptation of the original play on the American stage, under the title Business with America. The play closed when his leading lady, Madge Titheradge, fell ill. While Motion Picture Herald lists Michael Hankinson as the editor, copyright records credit A. W. Roome. Some contemporary sources mistakenly list the title of this film as Yes, Mrs. Brown.