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School for Scandal (1930)

At the start of the play Charles , Joseph and Sir Benjamin is in love with Maria, and Lady Sneerwell is in love with Charles. Charles has a horrible reputation for being a gambler and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writers:

Jean Jay, Richard B. Sheridan (play) (as Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Basil Gill ... Sir Peter Teazle
Madeleine Carroll ... Lady Teazle
Ian Fleming ... Joseph Surface
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Charles Surface
Edgar K. Bruce ... Sir Oliver Surface
Hayden Coffin Hayden Coffin ... Sir Harry Bumper
Hector Abbas Hector Abbas ... Moses
Dodo Watts Dodo Watts ... Maria
Anne Grey ... Lady Sneerwell
John Charlton John Charlton ... Benjamin Backbite
Stanley Lathbury Stanley Lathbury ... Crabtree
Henry Vibart Henry Vibart ... Squire Hunter
May Agate May Agate ... Mrs. Candour
Maurice Braddell Maurice Braddell ... Careless
Gibb McLaughlin ... William
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At the start of the play Charles , Joseph and Sir Benjamin is in love with Maria, and Lady Sneerwell is in love with Charles. Charles has a horrible reputation for being a gambler and a ladies' man. Sir Peter hates Charles and loves his brother Joseph. Rawley loves Charles and hates his brother Joseph. Sir Oliver is coming to town secretly with the help of Rawley in order to see which of his nephews is worthy of his money. Sir Peter and Lady Teazle are having a hard time with their marriage because she is very young and he is older. Lady Sneerwell is plotting with Snake and Joseph to make Sir Peter think that Lady Teazel is having an affair with Charles, so that Maria will not love Charles so Lady Sneerwell can marry Charles and Joseph can marry Maria. The play really starts to go crazy when Sir Oliver arrives. He wants to test his nephews and see what kind of people they are so he has sent a letter from an imaginary distant relative, Mr. Stanley, asking for money. When Sir Oliver ... Written by Rachel Blackwell

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Genres:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1931 (Ireland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Raycolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of the "75 Most Wanted" films listed by the British Film Institute as "Missing, believed lost". See more »

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Version of Great Performances: The School for Scandal (1975) See more »

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