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Simon and Laura (1955)

 |  Comedy  |  1956 (France)
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In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kendall ...
Muriel Pavlow ...
Hubert Gregg ...
Bertie Burton
Maurice Denham ...
Ian Carmichael ...
Richard Wattis ...
Controller of Television Drama ('CT')
Thora Hird ...
Terence Longdon ...
Clive Parritt ...
Alan Wheatley ...
Adrian Lee
Beverley Brooks ...
Hal Osmond ...
Effects Man
Tom Gill ...
T.V. Producer
David Morrell ...
T.V. Producer


In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses the Fosters, who need the money and so do the show. Actors they may be, but happily married they most surely are not. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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Sarilho na Televisão  »

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Laura Foster: I have acted with octogenarians, dipsomaniacs, dope-fiends, amnesiacs, and veteran cars.
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Remade as Simon och Laura (1960) See more »


Tritsch Tratsch Polka
Music by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Leighton Lucas
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Film reflects on the new pretender
19 August 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Released as TV in the UK began to challenge cinema, Simon and Laura happily confronts the issue involved in the new medium and the celebrity involved. The idea of pretentious actors trapped in a soap opera character is amusingly investigated. Great slice of Brit comedy, directed by the wonderful Muriel Box. The sort of unassuming film that makes you smile. Its cynicism is countered by a playful innocence in its construction. Top stuff Peter Finch, Kay Kendall and Ian Carmichael are warm and funny characters As always with Brit films from this time riddled with class Colour is great too. A real effort to show how superior cinema was to the new medium?

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