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Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966)

The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Saville

Writers:

Leslie Bricusse (book), Anthony Newley (book) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Tanner Tony Tanner ... Little Chap
Millicent Martin ... Evie / Anya / Ara / Ginnie
Leila Croft Leila Croft ... Susan
Valerie Croft Valerie Croft ... Jane
Neil Hawley Neil Hawley ... Little Little Chap
Graham Lyons Graham Lyons ... Father-in-Law
Georgina Allen Georgina Allen ... Dancer / Singer
Natasha Ashton Natasha Ashton ... Dancer / Singer
Sandra Burville Sandra Burville ... Dancer / Singer
Carlotta Barrow Carlotta Barrow ... Dancer / Singer
Vivyen Dunbar Vivyen Dunbar ... Dancer / Singer
Katherina Holden Katherina Holden ... Dancer / Singer (as Katerina Holden)
Margaret Frost Margaret Frost ... Dancer / Singer
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Dancer / Singer
Liz Gold Liz Gold ... Dancer / Singer
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Storyline

The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their next performance. That performance tells the story of Little Chap, a working class stiff, who marries the boss' daughter Evie because she is pregnant. He wouldn't have married her otherwise. As Evie is the boss' daughter, Little Chap, over the course of thirty-five years, is given opportunity after opportunity to enhance his professional life by his new father-in-law. In turn, Little Chap, being opportunistic, builds upon those experiences to try and be fulfilled both professionally and personally, rarely taking Evie and his burgeoning family into consideration despite the fact that they love him. At the end of those thirty-five years, he comes to an understanding of who he is and why he made the decisions in his life that he did. Written by Huggo

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Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1966 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off" opened at the Shubert Theatre in New York City on October 3, 1962, and ran for 555 performances; and it was nominated for 1963 Tony Awards for Outstanding Musical, Distinguished Musical Actor, Best Composer and Lyricist, and Best Author (Musical). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Build a Mountain
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Tony Tannerr
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a very good, though somewhat dated version of a unique and wonderful stage production.
14 March 1999 | by alfabtchSee all my reviews

Well staged version of the play usually associated with Anthony Newley. Well performed. A bit dated, but it IS over 30 years old!


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