Nell Gwynn (1934 film)
|Directed by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Miles Malleson|
Jeanne de Casalis
|Music by||Philip Braham|
|Cinematography||Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)|
|Edited by||Merrill G. White|
Herbert Wilcox Productions (for) British & Dominions Film Corporation
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Nell Gwynn is a 1934 British historical drama film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke, Jeanne de Casalis, Miles Malleson and Moore Marriott. The film portrays the historical romance between Charles II of England and the actress Nell Gwynn. In the opening credits, the screenplay is attributed to Miles Malleson, "in collaboration with King Charles II, Samuel Pepys and Nell Gwyn."  It was also released as Mistress Nell Gwyn.
- Nell Gwyn - Anna Neagle
- Charles II - Cedric Hardwicke
- Duchess of Portsmouth - Jeanne De Casalis
- Meg - Muriel George
- Mrs. Pepys - Helena Pickard
- Mrs. Knipp - Dorothy Robinson
- Samuel Pepys - Esmé Percy
- Chiffinch - Miles Malleson
- Robin - Moore Marriott
- Ben - Craighall Sherry
- James, Duke of York - Lawrence Anderson
The New York Times wrote, "Sir Cedric Hardwicke's superb portrait of a monarch who combined dignity and a love of pleasure sets the tone for the entire film, its easy graciousness and its pungent humors. Anna Neagle gives us a gay and sprightly Nell, seasoning the part with wantonness and edging it with vulgarity. These two, with Herbert Wilcox's fetching production at their back, set a gallant age in motion on the screen... All of the English players wear their laces and plumes with that true nonchalance which is one of their special gifts to the cinema. This "Nell Gwyn" is a costumed comedy of grace and wit";  and Graham Greene wrote, "I have seen few things more attractive than Miss Neagle in breeches." 
- "Nell Gwyn (1934)". BFI.
- "Nell Gwyn (1935) - Herbert Wilcox - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "BFI Screenonline: Nell Gwyn (1934)".
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