|Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter|
|Directed by||Saul Swimmer|
|Produced by||Allen Klein|
|Written by||Thaddeus Vane|
|Edited by||Tristam Cones|
|January, 1968 (US)|
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter is a 1968 British musical comedy film starring Peter Noone.The film showcases the British rock band, Herman's Hermits, and is their second and final feature film, following Hold On! in 1966. In Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter the group sings nine songs including the title track and the romantic hit song "There's a Kind of Hush". The film was to have seen the debut of Sandie Shaw, but Shaw walked out of the production before filming commenced.
Herman Tulley inherits a prize greyhound called Mrs. Brown and aims to race the dog and win the derby in London. Herman and his group, The Hermits, play gigs to raise money for the race entry fees. After Mrs. Brown wins the preliminaries in Manchester, The Hermits travel to London for the big race. However, they must again raise money to enter their greyhound, so they make arrangements for more concerts and also take up temporary employment at G.G. Brown's fruit market. During this time, Herman falls for Judy, an aspiring young model who is the Browns' daughter. But Tulip has her sights set on Herman. Mrs. Brown wins the London race, but is later lost by Herman after he ties her to a baggage cart at a busy railway station. She is eventually found by a street entertainer and returned, and gives birth to a "daughter." Judy does modeling in Rome. Herman winds up moving on with the hint of a possible relationship with Tulip.
In DVD Talk , Bill Gibron wrote, "It's almost impossible to embrace this movie as well made and amusing. It is an entertaining antique, but that's about it."In The Spinning Image, Graeme Clark described the film as "something of an improvement on the Hermits' previous movie, Hold On! ...The songs are better...what you're left with is an artefact that was not intended to last down the ages, but has anyway."
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