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Showtime (1946)

Gaiety George (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Musical | 15 July 1946 (UK)
The life of Irishman George Howard who buys an English theatre and strives to improve the standard of musical entertainment. Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and loosely based on fact.

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George Howard
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Kathryn Davis
Peter Graves ...
Henry Carter
Morland Graham ...
Morris
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Elizabeth Brown
Charles Victor ...
Danny Collier
Jack Train ...
Hastings
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Florence Stevens
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Isobel Forbes
Daphne Barker ...
Miss de Courtney
Maire O'Neill ...
Mrs. Murphy
Frank Pettingell ...
Grindley
Phyllis Robins ...
Chubbs
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McTavish
Frederick Burtwell ...
Jenkins
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The life of Irishman George Howard who buys an English theatre and strives to improve the standard of musical entertainment. Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and loosely based on fact.

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First full length feature of Hugh Morton. See more »

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Music by George Posford
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
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Dull musical
22 January 2016 | by (london) – See 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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