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Peg of Old Drury (1935)

Actress Peg is jilted by her boyfriend Michael, and becomes a famous Drury Lane actress.

Director:

Herbert Wilcox (uncredited)

Writer:

Miles Malleson (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Neagle ... Peg Woffington
Margaretta Scott ... Kitty Clive
Maire O'Neill ... Mrs. Woffington - Peg's Mother
Dorothy Robinson Dorothy Robinson ... Mrs. Margaret Dalloway
Polly Emery Polly Emery ... Martha the Maid
Aubrey Fitzgerald Aubrey Fitzgerald ... Digby
Arthur Sinclair Arthur Sinclair ... Mr. Woffington - Peg's Father
Jack Hawkins ... Michael O'Taffe
Robert Atkins Robert Atkins ... Dr. Samuel Johnson
Hay Petrie ... Mr. Rich
Cedric Hardwicke ... David Garrick (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke also)
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Actress Peg is jilted by her boyfriend Michael, and becomes a famous Drury Lane actress.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Trivia

The playbills shown are almost exact copies of those in the Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre Collection down to listing the actual actors that performed with Garrick. They omit other acts on the bill, including the fact that 'Richard III' was followed by "entertainment of dancing The Virgin Unmask'd". See more »

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Version of Masks and Faces (1917) See more »

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A Little Dash of Dublin
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Written by Maurice Sigler, Al Goodhart and Al Hoffman
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A Decisive Refutation of the Auteur Theory
3 November 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Anyone who claims that anything directed by an 'auteur' is automatically more worthy of your time than a film by a mere 'metteur en scene' should be forced to spend all eternity watching 'A Song is Born' and 'Donovan's Reef' at least three times a day.

Having endured so many dreary films directed by Herbert Wilcox, I am prepared to concede him at least two decent films: this and 'Laughing Anne' (1953). I saw 'Nell Gwynn' (1934) about twenty-five years ago and was very unimpressed with it; and and have always been more interested in seeing this. Today I finally got my wish and it proved a double-whammy: a sequel better than the original and an enjoyable film by Mr Wilcox. It can happen!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1936 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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