Tony Draws a Horse (June 1, 1950)

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Tony Draws a Horse
 

Released on June 1, 1950: The free-spirited wife of a proper British doctor leaves him after an arguement over the anatomically correct drawing of a horse on the wall drawn by their young son Tony.

Produced by Brock Williams

Directed by John Paddy Carstairs

The Actors: Cecil Parker (Doctor Howard Fleming), Anne Crawford (Clare Fleming), Derek Bond (Tim Shields), Barbara Everest (Mrs. Parsons), Edward Rigby (Grandpa), Dandy Nichols (Mrs. Smith), Kynaston Reeves (Doctor Bletchley), David Hurst (Ivan), Marjorie Gresley (Mrs. Carey Brown), Gabrielle Blunt (Grace, the Parsons' maid), Cyril Chamberlain (Police Station Sergeant), Susan Dudley (bridesmaid Susan), Anthony Lang (Tony Fleming), Harold Richmond (unknown), Ann Smith (bridesmaid Ann), Michael Ward (photographer), Bill Hodge (Charles), Nicholas Bruce (airport official), Gabrielle Brune (barmaid), Jonathan Field (Mr. Smille), Jack Vyvyan (Mr. Bowles), Charles Perry (first city gentleman), Maxwell Foster (second city gentleman), John Warren (first heckler), Robert James (second heckler), Leonard Morris (third heckler), Edward Evans (fourth heckler), Luz de Andia (Lucille, French bride), Michael Allen (Pierre, French groom), Agnes Bernelle (first French bridesmaid), Micheline D'Aracon (second French bridesmaid), Jean Driant (French best man), Dora Sevening (Lucille's mother), Henry de Bray (Lucille's father), Ann Stephenson (Pierre's mother), Rene Poirier (Pierre's father), Guido Lorraine (accordian player), Sebastian Cabot (first French patron), Jacques Cey (second French patron), Eugene Deckers (French bistro waiter), Keith Pyott (plain clothes policeman)

 

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A Spirit of Revolution, and Mother is Not Happy

I was always . . . indeed still am . . . a very curious fellow, willing and eager to experience anything that I haven't encountered before . . . I think that on my last day I will be eager to learn something that I didn't know before. It was in that spirit that I accepted the invitation of Diane, the neighbor girl across the street from my 304 South Main Street home. I was probably 7 or 8 years old, and Diane was just a bit older. When she suggested that we crawl into the back seat of my dad's car that was parked in front of the house, I was all in. She wanted to play 'You show me yours and I'll show you mine' and I had no clue how the game worked, but I was eager to learn something new. While I remember the incident as if it was yesterday, I have no recollection of my emotions or reaction when I first discovered the difference between little girls and little boys. I do remember suggesting later that we'd have more fun if we could find my next door neighbor Pauly and play cops and robbers.

The catalyst in this story about deciding who you are and how you want to live is a drawing on a wall . . . a drawing of a horse . . . a biologically correct and well-endowed horse. The scandal that it caused changed the lives of everyone in this British upper crust comedy. The unspoken question that is answered by everyone involved is: How would you act . . . What would you say . . . What would you do . . . If no one was watching, or if they were watching and you just didn't give a damn about what anyone else thought? Youngster Tony Fleming drew the picture of the horse, and his very proper father Doctor Fleming thinks it is outrageous and the boy should be punished severely . . . But Tony's mother Clare is a progressive sort of gal who believes that it is wrong to suppress the boy's creativity . . . For Clare being 'proper' is not as important as being your honest self. Clare argues with her husband about the incident and she declares that she will leave the proper Doctor and end the impossible marriage of a free-spirit and a proper Englishman. Clare goes home to mother . . . proper, manipulative, bossy and controlling MOTHER. Her father has been controlled by her mother for all their lives, and Mother immediately orders Clare to return to her proper husband and apologize and beg his forgiveness. Clare's sense of independence flares large and she refuses . . . and her independent and rebellious attitude seems to be catchy. Clare's younger sister is about to be married just as Clare is determined to get a divorce, and her fiancé Tim seems to catch the independent spirit . . . Clare's grandpa has always been a quiet rebel, and he enjoys the rebellion around him and is the comic relief in this situation comedy . . . yup, even situation comedies can have a comic relief character . . . honest. So we have stuffy and proper Doctor Fleming, stuffier and more-proper Mother Parsons, and we mix in rebellious Clare, her younger sister Joan, her sister's fiancé Tim, proper Mother's husband Alfred, Grandpa Parsons . . . and don't forget young Tony, the juvenile artist that started all the fuss. The madcap adventure moves from London to the country home of the Parsons . . . to a wild adventure in France . . . and back to the proper and stuffy home of Mother Parsons and the family that is slipping away from her total control. One marriage may be ending and another may never begin . . . Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford
Anthony Lang
Anthony Lang
Anthony Lang
Anthony Lang
Barbara Everest
Barbara Everest
Barbara Everest, Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Barbara Everest, Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Barbara Everest and Mervyn Johns
Barbara Everest and Mervyn Johns
Barbara Everest and Mervyn Johns
Barbara Everest and Mervyn Johns
Barbara Everest
Barbara Everest
Barbara Murray and Derek Bond
Barbara Murray and Derek Bond
Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray
Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker and Dandy Nichols
Cecil Parker and Dandy Nichols
Cecil Parker
Cecil Parker
David Hurst
David Hurst
David Hurst
David Hurst
Derek Bond and Anne Crawford
Derek Bond and Anne Crawford
Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Derek Bond and Anne Crawford are off on adventure
Derek Bond and Anne Crawford are off on adventure
Derek Bond
Derek Bond
Edward Rigby
Edward Rigby
Edward Rigby, Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Edward Rigby, Derek Bond and Barbara Murray
Edward Rigby, Derek Bond and Mervyn Johns
Edward Rigby, Derek Bond and Mervyn Johns
Edward Rigby and Derek Bond
Edward Rigby and Derek Bond
Edward Rigby
Edward Rigby
Gabrielle Blunt and Cecil Parker
Gabrielle Blunt and Cecil Parker
Gabrielle Blunt and Mervyn Johns
Gabrielle Blunt and Mervyn Johns
Gabrielle Blunt
Gabrielle Blunt
Kynaston Reeves and Cecil Parker
Kynaston Reeves and Cecil Parker
Kynaston Reeves
Kynaston Reeves
Marjorie Gresely and Cecil Parker
Marjorie Gresely and Cecil Parker
Mervyn Johns and Derek Bond
Mervyn Johns and Derek Bond
Mervyn Johns
Mervyn Johns
Michael Ward
Michael Ward