A Damsel in Distress

Synopsis: Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau (bumping into dancer Jerry Halliday, instead), she is restricted to the castle to curb her scandalous behavior. Albert then summons Jerry to Alyce's aid in order to "protect his investment."
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: RKO Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Gerry, these people believe you're

the same character off stage as on.

What's the difference

if you cash in at the box office?

Thanks to you, every woman who

reads rushes at or away from me.

Has it occurred to you I might

like to meet a young lady

who stands still for one second?


Sit down. Sit down!

A story is a story, Jerry.

And as long as they're read...

Here's a story. A true story.

I'm through! What?

What do you mean? Oh, Jerry!

Until I get out of this there'll

be no more love scenes, love songs,

love dances and no more love-sick

publicity! Listen, Jerry...

Jerry! Wait! Jerry!


Good morning.

Can I hide here, please?

Now, listen, miss.

This is too much.

Keggs mustn't see me.


Yes, he's following me. Keggs,

Aunt Caroline's head watchdog.

Here he is. Hide me.

You sir! You sir!

What's your trouble, my friend?

American, are you? Well, you can't

get away with this sort of thing.


A young lady got in your cab.

Surely not. What do you mean?

I've been in the cab all this time

and I'd have noticed, sir.

Let me look inside this cab.

I will not, sir. Very well.

I'll be bound to force my way in.

Then, Keggs, I'm bound to force

you out. How did you know my name?

It's written behind you.

Who is he? He's Jerry Halliday.

He lives there? Yes,

The Devonshire. The Devonshire!

You're the American! Right.

Don't give her up,

we're going to win!

I suppose you're wondering what this

is about. Oh, no! Not my business.

And of course you're much too well

bred to enquire about my business.

Of course I am.

What's it all about?

Well, I'm in a perfectly

simple piece of trouble

and it'll bore you to

death if I tell you.

Open that door. Do you hear me?

Go away, my good man.

'Ello. What's all this?

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