Miss London Ltd

Miss London Ltd.
File:Miss London Ltd. FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Edward Black
Written by Marriott Edgar
Val Guest
Starring Arthur Askey
Music by Bob Busby
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Editing by R.E. Dearing
Studio Lime Grove Studios (credited as Gaumont British)
Distributed by Gainsborough Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Miss London Ltd. is a 1943 British, black-and-white, comedy, musical, war film, directed by Val Guest and starring Ronald Shiner as Sailor Meredith and Arthur Askey as Arthur Bowden.[1] It was produced by Edward Black, Maurice Ostrer, Fred Gunn and Gainsborough Pictures.

Plot

This musical comedy stars Arthur Askey as Arthur Bowden, the head of an escort agency in wartime London. He is assisted in this role by Evelyn Dall and soon has railway clerk Anne Shelton on the books. The opening sequence of the film features the latter singing "The 8.50 Choo Choo For Waterloo Choo" at Waterloo Station before she is recruited by Bowman for his agency. As usual, Ronald Shiner's character (Sailor Meredith) plays a decisive role.

The film is notable for a surreal self-parodying sequence in which Bowman, to gain entrance to a hotel, pretends to be the famous Arthur Askey, using some of his choice catchphrases. Other spoofs include Askey and Dall doing a routine as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and, with Shiner in addition, as the three Marx Brothers.

Cast

Soundtrack

  • Evelyn Dall and Anne Shelton – "A Fine How Do You Do" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • Evelyn Dall – "Keep Cool Calm and Collected" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • Arthur Askey – "The Moth" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • Arthur Askey – "I'm Only Me" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • Anne Shelton – "You Too Can Have a Lovely Romance" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • Anne Shelton – "The 8.50 Choo Choo" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • Anne Shelton – "If You Could Only Cook" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)
  • "My Father Was a Yes Man" (Words and music by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin)

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
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