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Time Out review

His Lordship (1932)

A dozen or so under-rehearsed chorines in suspenders shuffle through a bit of a number involving buckets and mops, and that's as near as this quota-quickie gets to Busby Berkley. Long considered a 'lost' Powell and only lately rediscovered, it confirms the director's 'never say die' credo, here applied to a sluggish scenario which draws on such '30s indicators as a plumber who's really a lord, a publicity-mad film star and some comic Bolsheviks (There can't be many English-language movies with a heroine named Lenina.) The songs are quite amusing in the caberet style of the day, and the low key, fretful persona of Jerry Varno is not unattractive.

Bob Baker

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