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A Damsel in Distress (1937)

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101 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau (bumping into dancer Jerry Halliday, instead), ...See moreLady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X". After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau (bumping into dancer Jerry Halliday, instead), she is restricted to the castle to curb her scandalous behavior. Albert then summons Jerry to Alyce's aid in order to "protect his investment". Written by Diana Hamilton See less
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Writers
P.G. Wodehouse (from the story by) (play) (screen play) | Ian Hay (play) | Ernest Pagano (screen play) | S.K. Lauren (screen play) | P.J. Wolfson (screenplay)
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Henry Berman (edited by)
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$1,035,000
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Release date
Nov 19, 1937 (United States)

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59 cast members
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Fred Astaire
Jerry Halliday Jerry Halliday   See fewer
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George Burns
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Gracie Allen
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Joan Fontaine
Lady Alyce Lady Alyce   See fewer
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Ray Noble
Reggie Reggie   See fewer
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Constance Collier
Lady Caroline Lady Caroline   See fewer
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Montagu Love
Lord Marshmorton Lord Marshmorton   See fewer
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Harry Watson
Albert Albert   See fewer
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Jan Duggan
Miss Ruggles Miss Ruggles   See fewer
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Pearl Amatore
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May Beatty
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Eugene Beday
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Charles Bennett
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Frank Benson
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John Blood
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Angela Blue
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Monte Blue
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Grace Bohanon
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Myrta Bonillas
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Ralph Brooks
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Gertrude Carr
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Jack Carson
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James Clemens
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Charles Darwin
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Mary Dean
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Charles Doherty
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James Fawcett
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Sterrett Ford
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Jack George
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Mary Gordon
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Thelma Hart
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Ben Jacobs
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Fred Kelsey
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Max Linder
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Marie Marks
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Frank Moran
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Clive Morgan
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Joe Niemeyer
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Bobbie Smith
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Robert Tate
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Ken Terrell
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6.9 / 10 | 1,608 votes