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Submitted by Roger Mellor

Lazybones (1935)
"Radio Times" film guide

Director - Michael Powell
Starring - Claire Luce
Running Time - 65 mins
Country of Origin - UK

This early studio-based, Michael Powell-directed romantic comedy casts Ian Hunter as Sir Reginald Ford, an extremely idle baronet who, along with his titled father, is also completely penniless. Seeking a solution to his lack of solvency, Ford pursues American heiress Kitty McCarthy (Claire Luce), only to discover that she's been swindled by her advisors and is overdrawn as well. Hunter changes tack and sets about recovering Kitty's fortune, falling in love with her in the process. The plot is predictable, but the film nevertheless displays the first hints of Powell's inimitable style.

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