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Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966)

The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Tanner ...
Little Chap
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Evie / Anya / Ara / Ginnie
Leila Croft ...
Susan
Valerie Croft ...
Jane
Neil Hawley ...
Little Little Chap
Graham Lyons ...
Father-in-Law
Georgina Allen ...
Dancer / Singer
Natasha Ashton ...
Dancer / Singer
Sandra Burville ...
Dancer / Singer
Carlotta Barrow ...
Dancer / Singer
Vivyen Dunbar ...
Dancer / Singer
Katherina Holden ...
Dancer / Singer (as Katerina Holden)
Margaret Frost ...
Dancer / Singer
Ann Holloway ...
Dancer / Singer
Liz Gold ...
Dancer / Singer
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The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their next performance. That performance tells the story of Little Chap, a working class stiff, who marries the boss' daughter Evie because she is pregnant. He wouldn't have married her otherwise. As Evie is the boss' daughter, Little Chap, over the course of thirty-five years, is given opportunity after opportunity to enhance his professional life by his new father-in-law. In turn, Little Chap, being opportunistic, builds upon those experiences to try and be fulfilled both professionally and personally, rarely taking Evie and his burgeoning family into consideration despite the fact that they love him. At the end of those thirty-five years, he comes to an understanding of who he is and why he made the decisions in his life that he did. Written by Huggo

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The original Broadway production of "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off" opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York City on October 3, 1962, and ran for 555 performances; and it was nominated for 1963 Tony Awards for Outstanding Musical, Distinguished Musical Actor, Best Composer and Lyricist, and Best Author (Musical). See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: A Fish Called Selma (1996) See more »

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Family Fugue/Nag Nag Nag
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Millicent Martin and Tony Tanner and Chorus
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what a mess
11 December 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

When the film was made it was shot multi camera as it appears Bill Sargent the producer had a thing about this. He had made a bit of a name shooting onto video tape and transferring to film via Technicolor tape to film process. All the playback was done via equipment which was not locked to the cameras, Great fun was had in trying to sync it all up. I myself enjoyed the overtime this film generated in the projection department. When the film exscaped to the cinemas, which those days it was shown own the ABC circuit, the film did not last the week and by the Wednesday was pulled.


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