The Mudlark 1950
"The Mudlark" is based on a story by Theodore Bonnet about a London urchin and a widowed queen. It is a story of a Thames-side orphan who finds a cameo of Queen Victoria one day and decides, because she looks so like a mother, to pay a visit to her. Of course, the little mudlark doesn't know it, but Queen Victoria is very hard to see, especially because she is secluded in Windsor Castle with her heavy widow's grief. And, of course, he doesn't know, either, that her insistence upon hiding away jeopardizes a new reform program that Prime Minister Disraeli wants to put through.
So off goes the little mudlark to Windsor on a cold and foggy night, slips through the guards and enters the castle through a coal-hole that has been providentially left unclosed. Can one small and desperately lonely child change her heart when the highest in the land have failed?

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:39:03 | 3.99 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama

Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Irene Dunne, Alec Guinness, Andrew Ray
Country: UK, USA

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