Maytime in Mayfair

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Maytime in Mayfair
"Maytime in Mayfair".jpg
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Produced by Anna Neagle
Herbert Wilcox
Written by Nicholas Phipps
Starring Anna Neagle
Michael Wilding
Cinematography Mutz Greenbaum (as Max Greene)
Distributed by British Lion Films
Release date
15 August 1949
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £268,984 (UK)[1]

Maytime in Mayfair is a 1949 British musical comedy film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Nicholas Phipps, and Tom Walls.[2] It was the sequel to Spring in Park Lane.

The film was the second most popular movie at the British box office in 1949.[3]


Debonair Michael Gore-Brown inherits a dress shop and becomes romantically involved with its manager, Eileen Grahame. But when a rival shop across the street always seems to get the new fashions first, some investigation is required.[4]


Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times called the film "nauseously Technicolored flimflam";[5] while TV Guide noted "The plot is about as simple as they come, but it's told so nicely that you can't help but be charmed. Wilding and Neagle are a sort of British Astaire and Rogers, playing well off each other in this lighthearted romp. The beautiful fashion designs, as well as glorious set decor, are well captured in the Technicolor photography."[6]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p489
  2. ^ BFI Database entry
  3. ^ "TOPS AT HOME.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 31 December 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Maytime in Mayfair | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  5. ^ Crowther, Bosley (1952-04-23). "Movie Review – Maytime in Mayfair – THE SCREEN IN REVIEW". Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Maytime In Mayfair Review". Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

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