Spring Meeting (1941)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Based on a stage play by M. J. Farrell and John Perry, Spring Meeting stars Enid-Stamp Taylor and Michael Wilding as Tiny and Tony Stamp-Collier, mother and son. Tiny is a wealthy British courtesan who hopes to arrange a profitable marriage for son Tony. The logical choice for a bride is beautiful but stuffy Joan Furze (played by Winston Churchill's daughter Sarah), but Tony insolently falls in love with Joan's fun-loving younger sister Baby (Nova Pilbeam). The film is stolen by Margaret Rutherford as an easily outraged maiden aunt and Henry Edwards as a miserly uncle. And in the tradition of British drawing-room comedies, the most admirable character in the story is family butler James (Basil Sydney), who solves everyone's problems just before the final-act curtain.

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poverty, survivor, aunt, bad-luck, butler, daughter, family, father, finances, Ireland, love, love-conquers-all, marriage, marriage-arranged, romance, sibling, sister, son, surprise, widow/widower