Young Man's Fancy (film)

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Young Man's Fancy
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Produced by S.C. Balcon
Written by Rodney Ackland
E.V.H. Emmett
Roland Pertwee
Robert Stevenson
Starring Anna Lee
Griffith Jones
Seymour Hicks
Martita Hunt
Music by Ernest Irving
Cinematography Ronald Neame
Edited by Ralph Kemplen
Charles Saunders
Production
company
Distributed by Associated British
Release date
August 1939
Running time
77 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Young Man's Fancy is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Anna Lee, Griffith Jones, and Seymour Hicks. An aristocratic Englishman is unhappily engaged to a brewery heiress but meets Ada, an Irish human cannonball, during a visit to a music hall and falls in love with her. Together they are trapped in Paris during the Siege of Paris.

It was written by Roland Pertwee and Stevenson, with additional dialogue by Rodney Ackland and E.V.H. Emmett. The character of Ada, written especially for Anna Lee by Stevenson, her husband, is "based on Zazel, the original 'human cannon ball', who thrilled London audiences in the [eighteen] nineties by being shot from a cannon"[1] — however, "for the purposes of the film … the period [of the screenplay] has been put back to the seventies.[2]

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Rossa Matilda Richter

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