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Tonight at 8:30 (1952)
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 -  Comedy  -  6 May 1953 (USA)
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An omnibus featuring three Noel Coward tales, long on Coward humor which is to say very little at all, with the first, " The Red Peppers", featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank ... See full summary »

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Stella Cartwright: Ways and Means
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Toby Cartwright: Ways and Means
Jack Warner ...
Murdoch: Ways and Means
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Olive Lloyd Ransome: Ways and Means
Michael Trubshawe ...
Professor 'Chaps' Chapsworth: Ways and Means
Mary Jerrold ...
Nanny: Ways and Means
Yvonne Furneaux ...
Elena: Ways and Means
Jacques Cey ...
The Fence: Ways and Means
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Toke Townley ...
Stage Manager - Red Peppers
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Call Boy - Red Peppers
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An omnibus featuring three Noel Coward tales, long on Coward humor which is to say very little at all, with the first, " The Red Peppers", featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser, about a bickering vaudeville couple who form an alliance when some of theie company start to needle the, and ends up in some non-amusing slapstick. The second episode is "Fumed Oak" (with Stanley Holloway, Betty Ann Davies, Mary Merrall and Dorothy Gordon)is about a squabbling, middle-class family where Holloway has to contend with a ghastly mother-in-law, a selfish wife and a whining, complaining child and, after 17 years, tells each of them off and departs their company; the third segment is "Ways and Means" (with Valerie Hobson, Nigel Patrick, Jack Warner and Jessie Royce Landis) about a pair of parasite who go from city to city as non-paying guests of wealthy acquaintances. A wealthy American widow is trying to quietly kick them out of her French Rivera home, and the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A downhill ride
11 July 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a collection of three short Noel Coward plays, which I watched despite reading only bad reviews about it. Well, they were right, and here's another bad review. The first play, at 25 minutes, is quite tolerable - has some very corny jokes, as a pro, and some awfully contrived acting as a definite con. With different actors, this could have been quite good, because it was a pretty interesting little tale. It easily could have done with another fifteen or so minutes run time as well. The second play, at 20 minutes, was...well...I don't think I have the words. It was BAD, but compelling, in a bizarre way. One of those things that makes you keep asking, "my god, did he REALLY say THAT???" The third one, at 40 minutes, was the killer, not even the always delightful Valerie Hobson could save it; the last 5 minutes luckily made up for the other 35 minutes of pain.

Recommended only for the very bored ;)


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