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      The Guv'nor

      1935 1h 27m Comedy List
      Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Down-on-his-luck François Rothschild (George Arliss) gets arrested in Paris, but because he coincidentally shares the last name of a well-to-do family, he walks out of jail several thousand francs richer. And when he deposits the money at a local bank, he is offered a job there, once again by virtue of his name. The motives of the bank are not entirely pure, however, and Rothschild must unravel a devious plot while trying to assist in the union of two young lovers. Read More Read Less

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine [George] Arliss admirers are sure to enjoy it. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator I am not an admirer of Mr. Arliss, but I found this film rather more tolerable than his recent appearances as the family Wellington, the family Voltaire. May 8, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Down-on-his-luck François Rothschild (George Arliss) gets arrested in Paris, but because he coincidentally shares the last name of a well-to-do family, he walks out of jail several thousand francs richer. And when he deposits the money at a local bank, he is offered a job there, once again by virtue of his name. The motives of the bank are not entirely pure, however, and Rothschild must unravel a devious plot while trying to assist in the union of two young lovers.
      Director
      Milton Rosmer
      Producer
      Michael Balcon
      Screenwriter
      Maude T. Howell, Guy Bolton
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 27m