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Fascinating trivia (and any goofs) connected with the film

- Ilya Myona is staying at Cumberland House, Little Moulsford Street, St. James' - that doesn't seem to exist :(

- When the comedy Bolsheviks reveal to Lenina that Bert is really Lord Thornton Heath, they call him a "Mussolini" amongst other things. Mussolini came to power in 1922 but wrote the definition of fascism in 1932, the year the film was made, so would probably have been in the newspapers a lot.

- Michael thought that he saw Sebastian Shaw in the park, one of the many walking off when the comedy Bolsheviks try to take a collection

- Bert's Mum (Muriel George) does some of the most amazing "mockney" (mock Cockney) since Dick van Dyke. Some of the expressions she comes out with are amazing. She is also the landlady in Something Always Happens (1934)

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