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Piccadilly Incident (1946) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Frances Mercer, Drama, War

piccadilly-incident-1946
Anna Neagle is a WWII WREN–-the counterpart of the American WAVE–-who encounters Michael Wilding in a blacked-out Piccadilly during an air raid. They get married and have a two-day honeymoon before she is sent to Singapore. The ship in which she leaves the doomed-fortress of Singapore is torpedoed, with all hands posted as drowned. Not quite. She’s cast away on an unknown South Sea island for three years with a company of sailors. Wilding, unaware of this circumstance, marries again, this time to an American girl, and they have a child. And, then, Anna returns.
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Irene (1940) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Irene (Herbert Wilcox, 1940)
Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O’Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent’s son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob’s latest venture, the “Madame Lucy” dress shop, in order to give Irene a job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Smith, the manager assigns Irene and other models to display gowns at Mrs. Vincent’s charity ball, but Irene ruins the gown she was to wear, and appears instead in a quaint blue dress that had belonged to her mother… and it is a big hit. A guest, Princess Minetti, places her as the niece of Ireland’s Lady O’Dare, and Irene does not deny the relationship. Smith decides to set her up in a Park Avenue suite as the niece of Lady O’Dare, so that she can attend socially important gatherings wearing and displaying, of course, Madame Lucy gowns. A jealous model tells the truth to a newspaper columnist who writes an expose, which somewhat …
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