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The Mudlark | 1950 | Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness

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. Based on the novel by Theodore Bonnet. The Royal family of King George VI loved The Mudlark and chose it for a command performance on Oct. 30, 1950.

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Irene Dunne as Queen Victoria
Alec Guinness as Benjamin Disraeli
Beatrice Campbell as Lady Emily Prior
Finlay Currie as John Brown
Constance Smith as Kate Noonan
Anthony Steel as Lieutenant Charles McHatten
Andrew Ray as Wheeler, the mudlark

crew
Director: Jean Negulesco
Novel: Theodore Bonnet
Screenplay: Nunnally Johnson

UK | 94 minutes | 1950

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