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Miss Pettigrew lives for a day [videorecording] /

Bellflower, Nellie. (Added Author). Garrett, Stephen. (Added Author). Magee, David, 1962- (Added Author). Beaufoy, Simon. (Added Author). Nalluri, Bharat. (Added Author). Adams, Amy. (Added Author). Alexander, David. (Added Author). Clifford, Clare. (Added Author). Cole, Christina, 1982- (Added Author). Henderson, Shirley, 1965- (Added Author). Hinds, Ciaran. (Added Author). Kants, Sarah. (Added Author). McDormand, Frances. (Added Author). Pace, Lee, 1979- (Added Author). Payne, Tom. (Added Author). Strong, Mark, 1963- (Added Author). Watson, Winifred, 1906- Miss Pettigrew lives for a day. (Added Author). Keylight Entertainment Group. (Added Author). Kudos Productions Ltd. (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Amy Adams, David Alexander, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Sarah Kants, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace, Tom Payne, Mark Strong. (Cast).

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (1:32) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Winifred Watson.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director, Bharat Nalluri ; director of photography, John de Borman ; editor, Barney Pilling ; music, Paul Englishby ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
Participant or Performer Note:
Amy Adams, David Alexander, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Sarah Kants, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace, Tom Payne, Mark Strong.
Summary, etc.:
In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Now she must seize the day if she wants a job. She does this by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Suddenly, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into the world of high society. Within hours she is living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate both a love life and career. This is complicated by the three men in Delysias life: devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is unexpectedly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe - the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some partial nudity and innuendo.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Social secretaries > England > London > Drama.
Women entertainers > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > England > London > Drama.
Women > Social life and customs > Drama.
London (England) > Drama.
Comedy films.

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