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Command Performance (1937)

1937. A renowned stage singer leaves the theatre to become a gypsy after his voice weakens. Arthur Tracy (The Street Singer) and Lilli Palmer star in this romantic musical. Also stars Finlay Currie.

Director:

Sinclair Hill

Writers:

Sinclair Hill (original story), George Pearson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Arthur Tracy Arthur Tracy ... The Street Singer
Lilli Palmer ... Susan
Mark Daly Mark Daly ... Joe
Finlay Currie ... The Manager
Jack Melford Jack Melford ... The Journalist
Stafford Hilliard Stafford Hilliard ... Sam
Julian Vedey Julian Vedey ... Toni (as Julien Vedey)
Phyllis Stanley ... Olga
Rae Collett Rae Collett ... Betty (as Rae Collet)
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1937. A renowned stage singer leaves the theatre to become a gypsy after his voice weakens. Arthur Tracy (The Street Singer) and Lilli Palmer star in this romantic musical. Also stars Finlay Currie.

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A tuneful romance
18 December 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Essentially, this is a vehicle for the debonaire singing sensation Arthur Tracy ("The Street Singer") who leaves his career on the stage to take up with some travellers after his legendary voice begins to lose it's potency. He falls in love with the delightful Lilli Palmer ("Susan") and has a few romantic adventures. The songs, much as with the singer himself, are a bit tired - even the showstopper isn't really up to much. That said, it has a charm about it and the two stars actually gel quite well, aided by a not immediately recognisable Finlay Currie as his well meaning manager. Worth a watch, this - just not great.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1937 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Grosvenor Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Wide Range Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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