Mudlark, The (TCF 1950, Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness)

In The Mudlark a young orphan boy who learns that Queen Victoria is “The Mother of England” sets off to meet her. Irene Dunne plays Queen Victoria, secluded in Windsor Castle after the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert. As her advisors try to coax her back into public life, the urchin gets caught breaking into the castle and is held on suspicion of attempted murder until the queen meets the waif and is charmed by him.

The Royal family of King George VI loved The Mudlark, and chose it for a command performance on Oct. 30, 1950.

The Mudlark

Alec Guinness as Disraeli

Cast: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Finlay Currie, Constance Smith, Anthony Steel, Andrew Ray

Director: Jean Negulesco
Screenwriter and Producer: Nunnally Johnson
Original Author: Theodore Bonnet (Novel)
Director of Photography: Georges Perinal
Editor: Thelma Myers
Composer: William Alwyn
Production Designer: C. P. Norman

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release Date: 28 November 1950
Running Time: 94 minutes
Genres: Period Drama
Country: United States of America, United Kingdom

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