A Girl Must Live

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

By Richard Williams.

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Renee Houston and Lilli Palmer
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Plot

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
Hugo Smythe
Moore Marriott
Bretherton Hythe
Mary Clare
Mrs. Wallis
David Burns
Joe Gold
Kathleen Harrison
Penelope
Drusilla Wills
Miss Polkinghome
Wilson Coleman
Mr. Joliffe
Helen Haye
Aunt Primrose
Frederick Burtwell
Hodder
Muriel Aked
Mme. Dupont #1
Martita Hunt
Mme. Dupont #2
Kathleen Boutall
Mrs. Blount

Production Information

GB (Gainsborough-20th Century), 1939, 92 minutes, B&W, Frank Launder, Michael Pertwee (Writers), Emery Bonnet (Novel), Carol Reed (Director)

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Margaret Lockwood, in costume for A Girl Must Live, holds up a cat for the camera.  The moggy is decidedly unimpressed.
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Margaret Lockwood knits away the time during a break from filming A Girl Must Live
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Picturegoer magazine with Margaret Lockwood and  Hugh Sinclair in A Girl Must Live.  March, 1939.

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