Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (film)

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Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
"Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (1968).jpg
Directed bySaul Swimmer
Produced byAllen Klein
Written byThaddeus Vane
StarringHerman's Hermits
Stanley Holloway
Music byMickie Most
Ron Goodwin
John Paul Jones
CinematographyJack Hildyard
Edited byTristam Cones
Ivorygate Films
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
January, 1968 (US)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter is a 1968 British musical comedy film starring Peter Noone.[1] The film showcases the British rock band, Herman's Hermits, and is their second and final feature film, following Hold On! in 1966. In Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter the group sings nine songs including the title track and the romantic hit song "There's a Kind of Hush".[2] The film was to have seen the debut of Sandie Shaw, but Shaw walked out of the production before filming commenced.[3]

Poster tagline[edit]

"You've got to sing... swing.. and do your own thing... And no one does it better in merry young London than Herman's Hermits."[4]


Herman inherits a prize greyhound called Mrs. Brown and aims to race the dog and win the derby. Herman and his group, The Hermits, play gigs to raise money for the race entry fees. The Hermits travel from Manchester to London for more concerts, and at the London dog race, Herman falls for Judy, who is also Mrs. Brown's daughter.


Critical reception[edit]

In DVD Talk, Bill Gibron wrote, "It's almost impossible to embrace this movie as well made and amusing. It is an entertaining antique, but that's about it."[5] In The Spinning Image, Graeme Clark described the film as "something of an improvement on the Hermits' previous movie, Hold On!...The songs are better...what you're left with is an artefact that was not intended to last down the ages, but has anyway."[6]


  1. ^ "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) - BFI". BFI.
  2. ^ "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ Shaw, Sandie (1991), The World at My Feet, London: HarperCollins, ISBN 000215921X, p.63
  4. ^ "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) directed by Saul Swimmer • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd".
  5. ^ "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter". DVD Talk.
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