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Directed by Clive Brook

1944

UK

B/W

80 minutes

35mm

Showtimes

Enjoy a restored version of this perfectly British comedy that caused a sensation at the recent Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival! Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin. The director plays a duke wooing an American pickle heiress, who is rejected in favor of his dog-eared companion and ends up with Beatrice Lillie, whose selfish cynicism dwarfs even his own. British filmmaker Lindsay Anderson claims On Approval is “the funniest British comedy ever made.”

About the house: Keeping with common filming practices of the time, the entire movie was shot within a studio, including the scenes at the house.