The Passionate Sentry (1952)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Also known as Who Goes There?, The Passionate Sentry is a frothy British comedy distinguished by its flippant dialogue exchanges. Peggy Cummins plays a frivolous young woman who becomes enamored of a dour Buckingham Palace guard (Nigel Patrick). While on duty, the guard is not permitted to show the slightest trace of emotion. Off duty it's a different matter, as he becomes intertwined in a romantic triangle. John Dighton adapted The Passionate Sentry from his own hit stage play.

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apartment, aristocracy, Britain, complications, flirtation, girl, hidden, hope, jilted, love, love-triangle, palace, romance, security-guard, surprise, youth