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A musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence, who led a hustling and bustling life on the stage.

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  • Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
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Gertrude Lawrence
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Richard Aldrich
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Sir Anthony Spencer
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Noël Coward
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Charles Fraser
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Arthur Lawrence
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Rose
John Collin ...
Jack Roper
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Andre Charlot
Richard Karlan ...
David Holtzmann
Lynley Laurence ...
Billie Carleton
Garrett Lewis ...
Jack Buchanan
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Ben Mitchell
Jock Livingston ...
Alexander Woollcott
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Dan
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Bert
Mathilda Calnan ...
Dorothy (as Matilda Calnan)
Peter Church ...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Kenneth Adams ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Pamela Roper (uncredited)
Ruth Alexander ...
Woman at Shubert Alley (uncredited)
Kathy Allen ...
Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Don Ames ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Roman Officer (uncredited)
Richard Angarola ...
Cesare (uncredited)
Roger Arroyo ...
Dwarf (uncredited)
Peter Ashton ...
Harry (uncredited)
Wendy Atkin ...
Woman at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Harold Ayer ...
Man at Adelphi Theatre (uncredited)
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Singing Soldier (uncredited)
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Second Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
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Elderly Tragedian (uncredited)
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Speaker at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Linda Barrett ...
Woman, Bundles for Britain (uncredited)
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Drunken Soldier (uncredited)
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Mrs. Fraser (uncredited)
Brenda Bennett ...
Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jan Bickmor ...
Web Girl (uncredited)
Wally Bickmore ...
Web Man (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Show Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Eric Brotherson ...
Elder Stateman (uncredited)
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Fourth Speaker at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Jack Carol ...
Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Joseph Casstevens ...
Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Donald Chaffin ...
Show Spectator (uncredited)
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'Limehouse Blues' dance partner (uncredited)
Charlie Charles ...
Wire Act (uncredited)
Lisl Charles ...
Wire Act (uncredited)
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Boatman (uncredited)
Jean Christopher ...
Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Haskell Coffin ...
Man at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Thom Conroy ...
Man at Shubert Alley (uncredited)
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Vendeuse (uncredited)
Don Crichton ...
Gertrude's 'Limehouse Blues' Dance Partner (uncredited)
Gwyneth Cullimore ...
Guest on Bus (uncredited)
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Vestel Virgin (uncredited)
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Charles' Wife (uncredited)
Michael Danvers-Walker ...
Lt. Martindale (uncredited)
Charles Davis ...
Writ Server (uncredited)
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Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Danny Dee ...
Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
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French Ambassador (uncredited)
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Utility Acrobat (uncredited)
Trevor Doughty ...
Host (uncredited)
Andrew Downie ...
Drunken Soldier (uncredited)
Ted Dudomaine ...
English Roue (uncredited)
Marilyn England ...
Dwarf (uncredited)
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Corp. Cooper (uncredited)
Carol Ferges ...
Utility Acrobat (uncredited)
Darryl Ferges ...
Tumbler (uncredited)
Daphne Field ...
Guest on Bus (uncredited)
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Audience Patron (uncredited)
Alex Finlayson ...
Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Jerry Fitzgerald ...
Harold (uncredited)
Peter Forester ...
Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
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Assistant to Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Suzanne France ...
Choreographer (uncredited)
Penny Francis ...
Young Gertie (uncredited)
Stanley Fraser ...
Man at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Mike Freeman ...
Man at Adelphi Theatre (uncredited)
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Third Speaker at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Jan Gernat ...
Stage Manager (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Josephine Gillick ...
Young Gertie (uncredited)
Ray Girardin ...
Young Reporter (uncredited)
Bob Gordon ...
Web Man (uncredited)
Austin Green ...
Ring Master (uncredited)
Seymour Green ...
Divorce Judge (uncredited)
Shelah Hackett ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Paul Harris ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Young Gertie (uncredited)
Gay Hartweg ...
Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joan Haythorne ...
Italia Conti (uncredited)
Eric Heath ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Hitchcock ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ann Hubbell ...
Beryl, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
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Third Hyde Park Speaker (uncredited)
Judy Jacobs ...
Web Girl (uncredited)
Frank Jarvis ...
First Soldier at St. James Palace (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Show Spectator (uncredited)
Gwen Watts Jones ...
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
Charlotte Knight ...
Woman in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
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Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Jeanette Landis ...
Eph, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Monte Landis ...
Julian Brooke-Taylor (uncredited)
Ruggera Lauber ...
Iron Jaw Act (uncredited)
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Hostess (uncredited)
Albert Leon ...
Charlot's Assistant (uncredited)
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Grand Dam (uncredited)
John Levingston ...
Man at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Irene Linsley ...
Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
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New York Reporter (uncredited)
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Jerry Paul (uncredited)
Lewis Loughran ...
Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Ysabel MacCloskey ...
Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Sean MacGregor ...
Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Barry Macollum ...
Dan (uncredited)
Jean MacRae ...
Woman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Laura Mason ...
Woman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
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Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
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Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Kim McCarthy ...
Young Gertie (uncredited)
Winnie McCarthy ...
Woman in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Bernard McDonald ...
Ron James (uncredited)
William Mervyn ...
General (uncredited)
Eric Micklewood ...
Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Barry P. Mitchell ...
Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Roy Monsell ...
Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ...
Show Spectator (uncredited)
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Army Officer Outside Window (uncredited)
Olive Morton ...
General (uncredited)
Justus Motter ...
Web Man (uncredited)
Wesley Murphy ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Francis Napier ...
Singing Soldier (uncredited)
Jo Ann Norvell ...
Dwarf (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
William O'Toole ...
Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Barbara Ogilvie ...
Mary (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Linda Peck ...
Actress (uncredited)
Lynn Perry ...
Man at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Gerald Peters ...
Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Ellen Plasschaert ...
Moo, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
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Show Spectator (uncredited)
John Ramirez ...
Dwarf (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
Danny Rees ...
Juggler (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ...
French Ambassador (uncredited)
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Utility Acrobat (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ...
Show Spectator (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ...
Stage Manger (uncredited)
Dinah Anne Rogers ...
Molly, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Betty Russell ...
Woman Reporter (uncredited)
Barbara Sandland ...
Mavis, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Jill Sanzo ...
Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Saunders ...
Web Girl (uncredited)
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Acrobatic Act (uncredited)
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Stage Manager (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ...
Woman Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Singuineau ...
African Ambassador (uncredited)
Elizabeth St. Clair ...
Jeannie Banks (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ...
Englishman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Footman (uncredited)
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First Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
Patricia Tidy ...
Woman in Hyde Park (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
John Trevor ...
Noel Coward as a Child (uncredited)
Anna Turner ...
Mrs. Klasen (uncredited)
Terence Vliet ...
Julian Brooke-Taylor (uncredited)
Barbara Ann Warkmeister ...
Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Mel Warkmeister ...
Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Ruth Warshawsky ...
Woman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Paul Weber ...
Maitre d' Cotton Club (uncredited)
H.E. West ...
Man at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Monty Whitney ...
Call Boy 'Red Peppers' (uncredited)
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Drunk (uncredited)
Cicley Wolper ...
Englishwoman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Merri Wood-Taylor ...
Woman at Adelphi Theatre (uncredited)
Steve Woodman ...
Man (uncredited)
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Second Speaker, Hyde Park Corner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Wise

Written by

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William Fairchild ... (written by)

Produced by

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Saul Chaplin ... producer
Robert Wise ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Lennie Hayton ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Ernest Laszlo ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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William Reynolds

Production Design by

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Boris Leven

Set Decoration by

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Howard Bristol
Walter M. Scott

Costume Design by

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Donald Brooks

Makeup Department

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William Buell ... makeup artist
Hal Saunders ... hair stylist: Ms. Andrews
William Turner ... makeup artist
Willard Buell ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Saul Wurtzel ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ridgeway Callow ... assistant director
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham ... first assistant director: UK (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dennis J. Parrish ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Freericks ... sound
Murray Spivack ... sound
Douglas O. Williams ... sound

Special Effects by

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Gerald Endler ... mechanical effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank ... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Paula Dell ... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Keith Blake ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ron Pearce ... gaffer (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adele Balkan ... wardrober
Ed Wynigear ... wardrober
Bill Hargate ... Donald Brooks' assistant costume designer (uncredited) (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lennie Hayton ... conductor / music arranger
Michael Kidd ... dances and musical numbers staged by
Robert Tracy ... music editor
Jay Thompson ... composer: dance music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Shelah Hackett ... dance assistant
Maurice Zuberano ... production associate
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews' , acting, singing and dancing. Written by Stewart M. Clamen

Plot Keywords
Taglines The Love Affair of the Century - Between a Woman, and the World! See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Those Were the Happy Times (United States)
  • Loves of a Star! (United States)
  • La estrella (Spain)
  • A Estrela (Brazil)
  • A Estrela! (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 176 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Julie Andrews and Gertrude Lawrence have much in common: both were born in London; performed in music hall as children; and became box office stars after their first American shows. See more »
Goofs In the number "Burlington Bertie" the banana skin thrown onstage by Gertie disappears. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Piccadilly See more »
Crazy Credits The only credits seen at the beginning of the film are those for a fictional black-and-white short subject about Gertrude Lawrence. The film's real credits all appear at the end. However, the Twentieth-Century Fox logo is shown only in black-and-white, and with tinny 1940's-style sound recording, as part of that fictional newsreel. We never see the logo in color and stereophonic sound, although Twentieth-Century Fox released "Star!" See more »
Quotes Noel Coward: Close personal relationships are bloody difficult, my darling but they do get easier with time. Loneliness gets harder.
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