A Girl Must Live

| UK | 1h 32min
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Renee Houston, Lilli Palmer

A runaway schoolgirl falls among chorus girls who plan to marry into the nobility

A girl runs away from her Swiss finishing school to go on the stage under a false name, just as a rich, young rubber-planter returns to England to inherit a title.

Her fellow lodgers and chorus girls, Gloria and Clytie, fight it out for the Earl of Pangborough’s attentions, until the whole chorus line is unexpectedly invited to spend the weekend at his mansion.

The girls’ producer, Joe Gold and con-man Hugo are also in attendance, when the real Leslie James threatens to make an appearance...

Cast

Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed "Sincerely" by the actress
Leslie James
Renee Houston
Gloria Lind
Lilli Palmer
Clytie Devine
George Robey
Horace Blount
Hugh Sinclair
Earl of Pangborough
Naunton Wayne, well-known British actor who plays the role of Leslie, one of the club friends of of Henry Garnet (Basil Radford) in ‘The Facts of Life’, one of the four Somerset Maugham stories comprising ‘Quartet’, Sydney Box’s new production for Gainsborough Pictures
Hugo Smythe
Moore Marriott
Bretherton Hythe
Mary Clare
Mrs Wallis
David Burns
Joe Gold
British actress Kathleen Harrison wears a striped blouse
Penelope
Drusilla Wills
Miss Polkinghome
Wilson Coleman
Mr Joliffe
Helen Haye
Aunt Primrose
Frederick Burtwell
Hodder
Muriel Aked
Mme Dupont, headmistress
Martita Hunt
Mme Dupont #2
Kathleen Boutall
Mrs Blount
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Film Clips

Director

Carol Reed

Writer

(novel)

UK Release

25th September, 1939

Production Company


Gainsborough Pictures

Pictures (29)

Margaret Lockwood, in costume for A Girl Must Live, holds up a cat for the camera.  The moggy is decidedly unimpressed.
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (14)
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (13)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (13) | Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a screenshot from A Girl Must Live (1939) (3)
A Girl Must Live (1939) screenshot (3) | Margaret Lockwood
Lobby card from A Girl Must Live (1939) (6)
A Girl Must Live (1939) lobby card (6)
Lobby card from A Girl Must Live (1939) (5)
A Girl Must Live (1939) lobby card (5)
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James), Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) and Renée Houston (as Gloria Lind) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (12)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (12) | Margaret Lockwood, Lilli Palmer
David Burns (as Joe Gold), Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) and Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (11)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (11) | David Burns, Margaret Lockwood
Lobby card from A Girl Must Live (1939) (4)
A Girl Must Live (1939) lobby card (4)
Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine), Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) and Renée Houston (as Gloria Lind) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (10)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (10) | Lilli Palmer, Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James), Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) and Renée Houston (as Gloria Lind) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (9)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (9) | Margaret Lockwood, Lilli Palmer
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (8)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (8) | Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) and Hugh Sinclair (as Earl of Pangborough) in a screenshot from A Girl Must Live (1939) (2)
A Girl Must Live (1939) screenshot (2) | Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Sinclair
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a screenshot from A Girl Must Live (1939) (1)
A Girl Must Live (1939) screenshot (1) | Margaret Lockwood
Main title from A Girl Must Live (1939)
A Girl Must Live (1939) opening credits
Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) and David Burns (as Joe Gold) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (7)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (7) | Lilli Palmer, David Burns
Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) and Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (6)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (6) | Lilli Palmer, Margaret Lockwood
Renée Houston (as Gloria Lind), Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) and Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (5)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (5) | Renée Houston, Lilli Palmer
Poster for A Girl Must Live (1939) (3)
A Girl Must Live (1939) poster (3)
Pressbook for A Girl Must Live (1939) (1)
A Girl Must Live (1939) pressbook (1)
Poster for A Girl Must Live (1939) (2)
A Girl Must Live (1939) poster (2)
Lobby card from A Girl Must Live (1939) (3)
A Girl Must Live (1939) lobby card (3)
Lobby card from A Girl Must Live (1939) (2)
A Girl Must Live (1939) lobby card (2)
Poster for A Girl Must Live (1939) (1)
A Girl Must Live (1939) poster (1)
Margaret Lockwood knits away the time during a break from filming A Girl Must Live
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (4)
Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine), Renée Houston (as Gloria Lind) and Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (3)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (3) | Lilli Palmer, Renée Houston
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James), Renée Houston (as Gloria Lind), Hugh Sinclair (as Earl of Pangborough) and Lilli Palmer (as Clytie Devine) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (2)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (2) | Margaret Lockwood, Renée Housto
Margaret Lockwood (as Leslie James) in a photograph from A Girl Must Live (1939) (1)
A Girl Must Live (1939) photograph (1) | Margaret Lockwood
Lobby card from A Girl Must Live (1939) (1)
A Girl Must Live (1939) lobby card (1)
Picturegoer magazine with Margaret Lockwood and  Hugh Sinclair in A Girl Must Live.  March, 1939.
Picturegoer magazine – Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Sinclair – March 1939

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