Sunday, 4 November 2012

Weekend Film - Genevieve 1953

When I was a child the BBC used to show some great classic films on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon, perfect for grey, rainy days like today.

The 1953 British comedy Genevieve has long been one of my favorites, it would seem that I'm not the only one to love it as apparently it was the second-most popular film at the British box office when it came out.

 The film is about two obsessive enthusiasts, Alan McKim, his friend Ambrose Claverhouse and their partners Wendy and Rosalind, taking part in the London to Brighton run. Things get badly out of hand, and the journey back from Brighton turns into a no-holds barred race.

Genevieve  is herself a 1904 model Darracq car bought by Alan McKim's grandfather, kept running by his father and now entered each year by Alan for the Veteran Car Club's Annual Commemoration Run from London to Brighton.

Genevieve, a Sirius Production, released by The Rank Organisation, directed by Henry Cornelius, starring Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

"One of the favorite British Films of the 20th Century"


  1. One of my favourites. The Titfield Thunderbolt is another wonderful old film also starring John Gregson.

  2. I love these old films, haven't seen The Titfield Thunderbolt in years I'll have to see if I can find a copy to watch.