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Second Fiddle (1957)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Corri ... Deborah
Thorley Walters Thorley Walters ... Charles
Lisa Gastoni ... Pauline
Richard Wattis ... Bill Turner
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Nixon
Aud Johansen Aud Johansen ... Greta
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Fenny
Brian Nissen Brian Nissen ... Jack Carter
Ryck Rydon Ryck Rydon ... Chuck
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Dolly
Joy Webster ... Joan
Dino Galvani Dino Galvani ... Dino
Johnny Briggs ... Jimmy
Launce Maraschal Launce Maraschal ... Pontifex
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Potter
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UK

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English

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June 1957 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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The last of more than 200 films directed by veteran Maurice Elvey. See more »

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uninspiring supporting feature
26 September 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This is a fairly undistinguished supporting whose only point of interest is he fact the working women were expected to give up their careers when they got married.There was no protection for women against being fired for this reason.Adrienne Corrie is so brilliant that Bill Frasier convinces his board of directors to change their policy.Incidentally at this time Frasier was having a great success on TV as Sergeant Major Smudge in The Army Game.His is the best performance followed by Richard Wattis.Adrienne in an early role is reasonable enough as the ambitious advertising executive.This film is pretty unphotogenic and could have been easily made as a radio or television play.Clearly no expense was incurred in the making of this film.The direction can at best be called perfunctory.This is proof of the fact that the better supporting features were thrillers.No wonder the director retired after this.


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