The Great Lover

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A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his An American actor Arthur Tyler impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman Effie Floud from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter Aggie.


Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble. Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

The French Surete and private eye Higgins are after a killer who uses innocent young Americans in a crooked gambling racket, and who sets sail on an ocean liner that also carries inept scoutmaster Freddie Hunter and his troop of boys.

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Freddie, who's been a "boy scout" too long, has designs on gorgeous Duchess Alexandria. The boys, far better organized than Freddie, are determined to save him from himself. But who will save Freddie from being the killer's next victim? To me "The Great Lover" was the last great Hope film: The nitrate gleams and is an essential component in the enjoyment of it, Hope and Fleming and the "ship" itself would not have looked as romantic on safety stock film.

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And the rot that set in with the advent of safety film in the early 's had already begun in TGL - just listen to those 2 inept songs, they wouldn't have got as far as being filmed even 5 years previously. The nadir was reached a few years later in "My favourite spy", with a seemingly endless Hope song as excruciating as anything Norman Wisdom could have performed, and utterly ruined an average film for me.

I always counted Roland Young as a villain because I saw this first as a kid, whereas he was a pretty versatile actor and played plenty of goodies in his time too. He's a ruthless card sharper in this however, Roland Culver is a cold steely and "broke" aristocrat who Young wants to fleece, Fleming is his high class daughter the innocent Hope falls for.

The Great Lover

He in turn is leader of 7 little Boy Forresters with Grumpy as 2nd in command. The morning exercises; Hope petulantly parping smoke through one of the boys bugles; getting distracted by Fleming over champagne as only Hope ever could.

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The Great Lover - I have been so great a lover: filled my days. I HAVE been so great a lover: filled my days. So proudly with the splendour of Love's praise,. The pain, the calm, and the astonishment,. Desire illimitable, and.

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Lady for a Day A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day. Get Out and Get Under But what is beautifully created is a very strong sense of time and place: Although he lost his virginity to a former Rugby schoolmate, between and Brooke was romantically involved with three women - Bedales schoolgirl Noel Olivier, Fabian secretary Ka Cox and actress Cathleen Nesbitt - and much of the novel concerns his emotions towards these and other companions, both male and female. Dawson inhabits his squeamish ambivalence superbly, his longings sabotaged by distaste when granted the objects of his desire.

What convinces less is his supposed passion for the fictional maid. Nell's infuriated passion for Brooke is far more affecting. In , Brooke sails for Tahiti and meets the woman he calls Taatamata, who becomes his lover.

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After the bees of Grantchester, Tahiti could be an orgy of local Technicolor and bare-breasted exotica, but here Dawson wears her research more lightly, and the novel begins to soar. The Tahiti section is dreamier and more poetic, yet conversely possesses more momentum than the previous layering of observations that build a sense of place at the expense of pace.

This is a finely researched character study shaped by a partially fictional framework rather than a real plot. The novel requires more fiction - or less: