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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  3 November 1989 (UK)
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A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

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Guy Jones
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Ted Washbrook
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Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ...
Ian Hubbard
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Jarvis Huntley-Pike
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Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ...
Bridget Baines
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Hannah Ap Llewellyn
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Fay Hubbard
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Rebecca Huntley-Pike
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Crispin Usher
David King ...
Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter ...
Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May ...
Girl at Work
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A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealosy. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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3 November 1989 (UK)  »

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Adorable seductor  »

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$216,373 (USA)
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Lionel Jeffries' final movie role. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Baines: [facing a pub full of rowdy drunks] My father says would you please stop making that bloody racket! Only he didn't say please like I did.
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Fox May Steal
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Traditional
Arranged by John McCarthy and John Du Prez
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How to ruin Alan Ayckbourn
22 September 2011 | by (East Sussex~United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although this movie has a screenplay by Alan Ayckbourn(AND Michael Winner) it is a sad(and pale) reflection of the stage play. The (hamfisted) direction by Michael Winner has turned what should be witty light comedy,into a slow dreary and turgid drama. It may have the same plot,and basically the same script as the original stage version,but allow Michael Winner to touch it and it becomes boring. What is worse is the misuse and waste of a great cast. I have never (conciously) seen a Michael Winner film before,and going by this never will again. My (newly acquired) DVD is going straight to the charity shop! PS:~ I saw the stage play when it was premiered in 1984.


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