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There Was a Young Lady

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There Was a Young Lady
Directed byLawrence Huntington
Produced byA.R. Rawlinson
Ernest G. Roy
Written byVernon Harris
Lawrence Huntington
John Jowett
StarringMichael Denison
Dulcie Gray
Sydney Tafler
Music byWilfred Burns
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byJoseph Sterling
Distributed byButcher's Film Service (UK)
Release date
  • January 1953 (1953-01) (UK)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

There Was a Young Lady is a 1953 British comedy film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray and Sydney Tafler. It was made at Nettlefold Studios. Huntington had been a prominent director in the 1940s but after this film he dropped into making second features.[1] The film marked the screen debut of Geraldine McEwan as dim-witted secretary Irene.[2]


Super-efficient secretary Elizabeth Foster (Dulcie Gray) walks out of her office and straight into a smash and grab robbery. Kidnapped by the gang and taken to their mansion hideout, she attempts to foil their criminal plans.


Critical reception

Radio Times wrote "Chuckles abound";[3] and TV Guide noted "Decent comedy is slightly better than average, with Gray at her brightest."[4]


  1. ^ Chibnall & MacFarlane p.148
  2. ^ "Geraldine McEwan". BFI.
  3. ^ "There Was a Young Lady – review | cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times.
  4. ^ "There Was A Young Lady | TV Guide".


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
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