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Director:
Writers:
Charles Dyer (screenplay)
Charles Dyer (play)
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Release Date:
20 August 1969 (USA) See more »
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Can this marriage last? See more »
Plot:
Charles Dyer and Harry Leeds are a couple that have been living together for nearly 20 years. Both earn... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rex Harrison ... Charles Dyer

Richard Burton ... Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Harry's Mother
Beatrix Lehmann ... Charlie's Mother
Michael Rogers ... Drag Singer
Royston Starr ... Drag Singer
Jake Kavanagh ... Choirboy
Dermot Kelly ... Gravedigger
Gordon Heath ... Postman
Avril Angers ... Miss Ricard
Neil Wilson ... Policeman
Shelagh Fraser ... Cub Mistress
Gwen Nelson ... Matron
Pat Heywood ... Nurse
Stephen Lewis ... Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katya Wyeth ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Charles Dyer (screenplay)

Charles Dyer (play "Staircase")

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dudley Moore 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Art Direction by
Willy Holt 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist: Mr. Burton
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist: Mr. Harrison
Alain Folgoas .... special makeup effects assistant: Mr Burton (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Marc Maurette .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Grunebaum .... assistant director
Pierre Roubaud .... assistant director
Bernard Stora .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jean-Louis Ducarme .... sound mixer
Kenout Peltier .... dubbing editor
Alex Pront .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator (as Frederick Cooper)
Roy Larner .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jacques Mironneau .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clare Rendlesham .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Arthur Carroll .... production executive
 
Crew believed to be complete


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96 min | UK:100 min
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Trivia:
On-screen credits photographically juggle names of Richard Burton and Rex Harrison so quickly it is nearly (and deliberately) impossible to figure out who is top-billed star without benefit of home video freeze frame.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Dyer:Oh, she IS frail today.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
StaircaseSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Positive, 4 August 2007
Author: gmagabs from United States

I have searched for this film for years. I am updating my comment of 2003.

My opinion of this film has not changed, I still love it & want to purchase a copy.

I want to say that with the added years & the experience of learning about human beings, this film is a masterpiece of reality done so well by two of the greatest & most highly regarded actors of our time.

I cannot comprehend any negative views about this story or the portrayal of it. This is LIFE!

I am not gay, nor am I judgmental. I am an 72 year old greatgrandmother of 16 with an open mind!

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