Tilly of Bloomsbury (1940 film)

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Tilly of Bloomsbury
Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Produced by A. Barr-Smith
Kurt Sternberg
Written by Nils Holstius
Jack Marks
Based on play Tilly of Bloomsbury by Ian Hay
Starring Sydney Howard
Jean Gillie
Michael Wilding
Cinematography Bernard Browne
Hammersmith Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • 24 August 1940 (1940-08-24) (UK)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Tilly of Bloomsbury is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscot and based on the play Tilly of Bloomsbury by Ian Hay. It starred Sydney Howard, Jean Gillie, Kathleen Harrison and Henry Oscar.[1] A young woman falls in love with an aristocrat, and attempts to convince his family that she is of their social class.[2]

Plot Summary[edit]

The rich and wealthy aristocrat socialité bachelor Dick Mainwaring falls in love with a beautiful you of woman from a lower class, Tilly Welwyn, whose mother owns a boarding house. Problems arise because the two lovers come from completely different backgrounds. At first Dick is discouraged and behaves like a complete snob towards the hard working mother, but after a while he learns to see the good side of their life and changes his mind. Dick brings Tilly to his family's mansion in te country over the weekend. The visit starts out badly, since his mother, Lady Marion, strongly disapproves with the couple's union. The mother tries to split the couple up, but they are aided by the cunning butler, Samuel Stillbottle. Ultimately their love grows stronger as they overcome their differences, and romance pull the longer straw in the end.



  1. ^ "Tilly of Bloomsbury". 24 August 1940 – via IMDb. 
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/54499

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