Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting in small repertory companies all over the UK, and he's never had much luck. All too aware that he's no longer young, Chick makes one last stab at finding success in London.

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Chick Byrd
Cecil Parker ...
Thomas Rutherford
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Tommy Morris
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Judy
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Theodore Littleton
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Fay Trubshaw
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Julian Baxter
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Prout
Alan Dobie ...
Jack Lavery
J.G. Devlin ...
Gus Sloppitt
Valerie Croft ...
Yvonne (as The Croft Twins)
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Pauline (as The Croft Twins)
Gerald Campion ...
Gerry
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Sandy Lavery
Harold Goodwin ...
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Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting in small repertory companies all over the UK, and he's never had much luck. All too aware that he's no longer young, Chick makes one last stab at finding success in London.

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Some men stay 25 all their lives

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3 September 1965 (East Germany)  »

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This was one of several British films of the early Sixties whose release in cinemas was greatly delayed; it spent nearly two years on the shelf before shown in late 1964. It was usually exhibited in a double-bill with Peter Brook's film, "Lord Of The Flies". See more »

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During the party when Chick sees Tommy chatting up Fay, he is not smoking, but in a wide shot, he's taking a cigarette from his mouth. He's also holding a glass of wine which disappears in his close-up. See more »

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Tell All the World About You
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Written by Ray Charles
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Comparisons with the book
22 November 2004 | by (Nottinghamshire) – See all my reviews

I saw this film some years ago before Kenneth Moore sadly passed away. Unfortunately he could not do the story justice as the film, due mainly to time I believe, did not portray the character of Nathaniel (Chick) Bird, accurately. It was not able to relay the relationships between Chick and Prout nor with the Twins let alone with the hospital where he worked as a hospital porter before he took on a staring role. Nor did the film show how he created a character and gave the producers of a new film a 'Type' as they called him. Nor did it really display how he and his friend Julian who did go to Hollywood, had been. Nor how he eventually settled with his Stardom and fame and his ever growing love for the woman who changed his life. The book by Douglas Hayes, which sadly is no longer in print. But it is a story that should be re-created in a much more in-depth film that depicts a character which sadly the late Kenneth Moore should never have played.


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