Pretty Polly (also known as A Matter of Innocence) is a 1967 British film, directed by Guy Green and based on the short story, Pretty Polly Barlow, by Noël Coward. It stars Hayley Mills, Shashi Kapoor, Trevor Howard, and Brenda De Banzie. The film is largely set in Singapore. Miss Polly Barlow (Hayley Mills) decides to leave England and "spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion." While in Singapore, the sudden demise of her aunt (Brenda De Banzie) "leaves her alone to pursue her freedom and explore an arms'-length romance with a local" Indian Singaporean tour guide, Amaz (Shashi Kapoor). "Tender, fun loving, and poetic representation of that transition from youth to young womanhood."

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A Matter of Innocence (1967)

Romance/Drama/Comedy · 1h 42m

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Pretty Polly (also known as A Matter of Innocence) is a 1967 British film, directed by Guy Green and based on the short story, Pretty Polly Barlow, by Noël Coward. It stars Hayley Mills, Shashi Kapoor, Trevor Howard, and Brenda De Banzie. The film is largely set in Singapore. Miss Polly Barlow (Hayley Mills) decides to leave England and "spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion." While in Singapore, the sudden demise of her aunt (Brenda De Banzie) "leaves her alone to pursue her freedom and explore an arms'-length romance with a local" Indian Singaporean tour guide, Amaz (Shashi Kapoor). "Tender, fun loving, and poetic representation of that transition from youth to young womanhood."

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Hindi, German, Japanese

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

George-Granat Productions, Universal Pictures
Cast
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Hayley Mills

Polly Barlow
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Brenda De Banzie

Eva Innes-Hook
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Dorothy Alison

Mrs. Barlow
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Peter Bayliss

Critch
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Patricia Routledge

Miss Gudgeon
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Shashi Kapoor

Amaz Hudeen
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Trevor Howard

Robert Thorne-Hook
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Kalen Liu

Lorelei
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Toni Murphy

Lady Tourist
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Dick Patterson

Rick Preston
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Ric Young

Lim Kee (as Eric Young)
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Sarah Abdullah

Bad Girl
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Anthony Chinn

Japanese Proprietor
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S.Y. Han

Oculist
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David Prosser

Ambrose
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Colonel Fairbanks

Minister
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Fred Bryant

First Sailor
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Lorne Polanski

Second Sailor
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Peter Martin

Third Sailor
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Paul Fagg

Fourth Sailor
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Edward Johnson

Gunther
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Ong Ah Lock

Noughts & Crosses Boy
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Pelham Groom

First Planter
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Norman Grant

Second Planter
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Peter Honri

Cabin Steward
Crew
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Guy Green

Director
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Noël Coward

Writer
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Keith Waterhouse

Writer
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Willis Hall

Writer
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