Girls Will Be Boys

Date: 1934
Director: Marcel Varnel
Production Company: British International Pictures

Stars: Dolly Haas, Cyril Maude, Esmond Knight, Irene Vanbrugh, Edward Chapman
Location(s): Hertfordshire

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Storyline:

The potential heir of a wealthy misogynist turns out to be a young woman who works on the stage.

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Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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A scene opens at King's Compton, a country railway station. Looking beneath the overbridge on the northbound fast line platform at Elstree & Borehamwood railway station in Hertfordshire.

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The camera moves to bring a Porter into shot. Elstree & Borehamwood station off Allum Lane in Elstree.

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The pan continues, finding Patricia Caverley (Dolly Haas) siting on a platform bench.

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Pat boards a train leaving the Duke of Bridgwater's Majordomo Grey (Edward Chapman) speechless on the platform. Facing south on the 'Down Fast' platform at a very rural looking Elstree & Borehamwood station.

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Bringing Pat and Grey from the station, a carriage arrives at the home of the Duke of Bridgwater. Looking towards North Mymms House in North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire.

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The estate's overseer Geoffrey Dawson (Esmond Knight) meets the carriage. The entrance to North Mymms House. The location was seen in ‘The Wicked Lady’.

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Greetings are exchanged. Outside the entrance of the Elizabethan North Mymms House.

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Still masquerading as a young man, Pat enjoys fishing with Dawson before her true gender is discovered. North Mymms Park lies off Tollgate Road to the south-west of Welham Green, Hertfordshire.

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Now dressed as a young woman, Patricia walks with the Princess of Ehrenstein (Irene Vanbrugh) before a party given by Hector, Duke of Bridgwater (Cyril Maude).

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Dressed for the forthcoming pageant, Grey climbs into a carriage with the Duke and Princess. North Mymms Park in Hertfordshire.

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The carriage arrives at Croxley Abbey to be told that the pageant had been held on the previous day.

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In the pouring rain, Geoffrey carries Pat to his cottage.