Fanny by Gaslight

Fanny by Gaslight (1944)

Returning to 1870's London after finishing at boarding school, Fanny winesses the death of her father in a fight with Lord Manderstoke. She then finds that her family has for many years been running a bordello next door to their home. When her mother dies shortly after, she next discovers that her real father is in fact a well-respected politician. Meeting him and then falling in love with his young advisor Harry Somerford leads to a life of ups and downs and conflict between the classes. Periodically the scoundrel of a Lord crosses her path, always to tragic effect.

Writing:
  • Aimée Stuart
  • Doreen Montgomery
  • Michael Sadleir
Directing:
  • Anthony Asquith
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  • Release Date: 1944-05-08
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 107

Cyril Smith

Publican (uncredited)

James Mason

Lord Manderstoke

Stewart Granger

Harry Somerford

Jean Kent

Lucy Beckett

John Laurie

William Hopwood

Cathleen Nesbitt

Kate Somerford

Helen Haye

Mrs. Somerford

Nora Swinburne

Mary Hopwood

Amy Veness

Mrs. Heaviside

Ann Stephens

Fanny as Child

Esma Cannon

Maid (uncredited)

Helen Goss

Polly (uncredited)

Peter Jones

Young Client at 'The Shades' (uncredited)

John Turnbull

Magistrate (uncredited)
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