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After the Ball (1957)

The life and loves of Music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility.

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Compton Bennett

Writers:

Hubert Gregg (screenplay), Peter Blackmore (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Kirkwood ... Vesta Tilley
Laurence Harvey ... Walter de Frece
Jerry Stovin Jerry Stovin ... Frank Tanhill
Jerry Verno Jerry Verno ... Harry Ball
Clive Morton ... Henry de Frece
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Bessie
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ... Richard Warner
Ballard Berkeley ... Andrews
Margaret Sawyer Margaret Sawyer ... 'Little Tilley' / Vesta Tilley as a Child
Franklyn Scott Franklyn Scott ... Doctor
Concepta Fennell Concepta Fennell ... Nurse
Una Venning Una Venning ... Matron
David Hurst ... Perelli
Roland Brand Roland Brand ... Customs Officer
Philip Ashley Philip Ashley ... Ship's Officer
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The life and loves of Music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility.

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Biography | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1957 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: A Midnight Matinee AFTER THE BALL

A tribute to the stars of yesterday by the stars of to-day originated by The Stage Benevolent Society.

The B. B. C. Television Toppers pay tribute to Vesta Tilley. See more »

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The opening credits appear in the form of a book on turned pages. See more »

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Clichés musical with underwhelming performances
10 July 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film was made when music hall was on its last legs.The Ginsburg Park Empire would close the following year and there would be nothing left.Vests Tilley was a male impersonator,but you would not have known it from this film.I remember seeing Hefty King who was an excellent performer.Pat Kirkwood was simply not up to the task.She wasn't really a film actress and didn't have another starring opportunity.Laurence Harvey appears in a number of unconvinced wigs under which he gives an unconvincing performance.So films,which with radio contributed to the demise of the music hall really sticks the knife in with this film.


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