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.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
APPROVED
Year:
1937
101 min
47 Views

I've another little idea here.

I say...

'Ello, 'Ello, 'Ello.

Get out of there!

You've committed a breach of the

peace. You'll be charged for this.

Officer, I'm glad you arrived.

This man is annoying me.

There is a young lady in this cab.

Ridiculous! There is! There is not!

We shall see.

A practical joker, eh?

Playing jokes on the law! Come

along with me, the both of you!

There was a young lady and

you're evading the truth.

My friend... I'm denying nothing.

Ladies and gentlemen,

for your kind attention,

I will give you my impression

of Jerry Halliday.

Is it him? It is!

Come on, Jerry.

Give us a dance, will you?

Come on, Jerry. You can do it!

A bit of music for Jerry.

Come on, Jerry.

SWING MUSIC PLAYS

Now...

come here.

# Bad news, go away

# Call round some day

# In March or May

# I can't be bothered now

# My bonds and shares

# May fall downstairs

# Who cares? Who cares?

# I'm dancing

and I can't be bothered now

# I walk among the stars

# On earthly things I frown

# I'm throwing off the bars

that held me down

# I'll pay the piper

# When times get riper

# Just now, I shan't

# Because, you see, I'm dancing

and I can't be bothered now... #

I say there!

Eat my roses, will you?

Make me work twice as hard,

will you?

Take that! And that! And that!

Beg your pardon, your lordship.

What is it?

Milk, m'lord.

Milk?! What am I - a baby or a cow?

Take it away!

FANFARE BLARES:

HE BURSTS INTO A JAZZ TUNE

Reggie! Yes, Uncle John?

Stop that noise! Right-ho!

And stop saying "Right-ho".

Right-ho!

Take it away. Beg your pardon,

my lord. Lady Caroline's orders.

I'm not to move

until you've drunk the last drop.

Father! Hello, my dear.

Could you do me a favour? What?

Marry that saxophone-playing

pest and take him away from here.

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