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Castle in the Air (1952)

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Most of this hectic British comedy takes place in an ancient Scottish castle. The British National Coal Board, following a real-life policy established in the 1940s, wants to annex the castle as a group home for the local miners and their families. Wealthy, much-married American Mrs. Clodfelter Dunne (Barbara Kelly) wants to claim the castle--and its owner, the Earl of Locharne (David Tomlinson)--for herself. Meanwhile, eccentric boarder Miss Nicholson (Margaret Rutherford) is possessed with the notion that the Earl is actually the rightful King of Scotland. The film's deus-ex-machina is a beautiful ghost, played by Patricia Dainton. With all this going on, it is easy to ignore the antiseptic romantic subplot involving Tomlinson and Helen Cherry. Castles in the Air was based on the popular stage play by Alan Melville. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

David Tomlinson
as Earl of Locharne
Helen Cherry
as Boss Trent
Margaret Rutherford
as Miss Nicholson
Barbara Kelly
as Mrs. Clodfelter Dunne
Patricia Dainton
as Ermyntrude
Ewan Roberts
as Menzies
Brian Oulton
as Phillips
Pat Sandys
as Girl Hiker
John Harvey
as Andrews
Esme Beringer
as Mrs. Thompson
Winifred Willard
as Miss Miller
David Hannaford
as Small Boy
Archie Duncan
as Constable
Norman Macowan
as Pettigrew
Stringer Davis
as Hall Porter
Paul Blake
as Hotel Manager
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