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The Promoter

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
In Edwardian Staffordshire, charming rogue Edward "Denry" Machin (Alec Guinness), the son of a washerwoman, believes he must give destiny a hand to rise in the world. Starting early in his youth, Denry maneuvers to get into a top public school. Later, by outwitting his employer, he becomes a rent collector, and eventually mayor. He uses the lovely Countess of Chell (Valerie Hobson) as his patron -- but Denry's ambitions are brought up short by crafty dance instructor Ruth Earp (Glynis Johns).

Cast: Alec Guinness , Glynis Johns , Valerie Hobson , Petula Clark , Edward Chapman , Veronica Turleigh , George Devine , Joan Hickson

Director: Ronald Neame

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: General Film Distributors

The Promoter (1952)

Release Date: October 28th, 1952|1 hr. 29 min.

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