The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Graham Crowden||-||Mr. Clutterbuck|
|Dorothy Alison||-||Mrs. Allen|
|Deddie Davies||-||Meakin, Mrs. Wickens' Servant|
|David Lodge||-||Mr. Wickens|
|James Villiers||-||Uncle Bertie|
|Diana Dors||-||Mrs. Wickens the Housekeeper|
|Rosalyn Landor||-||Sara Latimer|
|Marc Granger||-||Georgie Latimer|
|Garry Miller||-||Jamie Allen|
|Lynne Frederick||-||Lucy Allen|
|Laurence Naismith||-||Mr. Blunden|
|Erik Chitty||-||Mr. Claverton|
This was Laurence Naismith's final film before his death on June 5, 1992 at the age of 83.
Lynne Frederick (Lucy) wears the exact same blue Edwardian coat worn by Jenny Agutter two years earlier in Lionel Jeffries previous film "The Railway Children"
Bette Davis was first offered the role of Mrs. Wickens, but turned it down out of frustration for being type cast as eccentric and ghoulish older women type of characters.
Early script drafts of film (from the 1960s) briefly modeled production as a musical. This idea was later scrapped after the box office and critical failure of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
Julie Dawn Cole auditioned for the role of Sara Latimer.
Lynne Frederick started work on this film the day after she finished filming her role in Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972).
Spike Milligan, Gert Fröbe, Gene Wilder, David Niven, Michael Gough, David Tomlinson, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, and Robert Helpmann where all considered for the role of Mr. Blunden.
On one occasion Lynne Frederick had to leave the set half a day early to re-shot a scene for her previous film Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972).
Hayley Mills was offered the role of Bella. In addition, Helen Mirren was considered for the role.
Agnes Moorehead and Angela Lansbury where considered for the role of Meakin.
Lionel Jeffries originally promised the role of Lucy to actress Sally Thomsett. She had been cast, but due to personal problems that Thomsett was dealing with at the time forced her to withdraw from the project.
Shortly before being cast in this film, Rosalyn Landor and Lynne Frederick both auditioned for the title role of Alice In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972). Neither of them got the role.