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Showtime (1946)

Gaiety George (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Musical | 15 July 1946 (UK)
The life of Irishman George Howard, who bought an English theatre, and strived to improve the standard of musical entertainment. Set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and loosely based on fact.

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Peter Creswell (story), Richard Fisher (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Greene ... George Howard
Ann Todd ... Kathryn Davis
Peter Graves ... Henry Carter
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... Morris
Hazel Court ... Elizabeth Brown
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Danny Collier
Jack Train Jack Train ... Hastings
Leni Lynn ... Florence Stevens
Ursula Jeans ... Isobel Forbes
Daphne Barker Daphne Barker ... Miss de Courtney
Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill ... Mrs. Murphy
Frank Pettingell ... Grindley
Phyllis Robins Phyllis Robins ... Chubbs
John Laurie ... McTavish
Frederick Burtwell Frederick Burtwell ... Jenkins
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The life of Irishman George Howard, who bought an English theatre, and strived to improve the standard of musical entertainment. Set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and loosely based on fact.

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Drama | Musical

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Approved
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1946 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Uncredited theatrical movie debut of Hugh Morton (King - on stage). See more »

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One Love
Music by George Posford
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
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Dull musical
22 January 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

During the second half of the 1940s a number of biographical films were made about personalities of the Victorian music hall.This film is based on the life of impresario George Edwardes.He is played by Richard Greene. with a truly awful attempt at an Irish accent.Ann Todd plays his female lead and she comes across as a rather second rate Anna Neagle.Hazel Court plays a chorus girl jilted by a Lord.This leads to a rather dull story line and the film becomes rather dreary.It also has to be said that the musical score and production numbers are unmentionable and lacklustre.Maybe if the producer had made the film in colour it would at least have that going for it.The film then uses the 42nd Street plot device of the star not being available for the opening so an unknown steps in and becomes a star.


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