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A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Alan Ayckbourn (play), Alan Ayckbourn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
Jeremy Irons ... Guy Jones
Richard Briers ... Ted Washbrook
Barbara Ferris ... Enid Washbrook
Gareth Hunt ... Ian Hubbard
Lionel Jeffries ... Jarvis Huntley-Pike
Patsy Kensit ... Linda Washbrook
Alexandra Pigg ... Bridget Baines
Prunella Scales ... Hannah Ap Llewellyn
Jenny Seagrove ... Fay Hubbard
Sylvia Syms ... Rebecca Huntley-Pike
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Crispin Usher
David King David King ... Mr. Ames
Audrey Trotter Audrey Trotter ... Mrs. Bawden
Dinah May Dinah May ... Girl at Work
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Storyline

A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealosy. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

Meet Guy Jones. He is shy, sincere . . well bred. And a lovable S.O.B. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable seductor See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$216,373
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was released five years after its source play of the same name by Alan Ayckbourn had been first performed. Ayckbourn co-wrote the screenplay for the film, which was his first produced screenplay. See more »

Goofs

When Guy Jones first arrives in Scarborough and goes to his lodgings in New Steps, off Foreshore Road, he looks out of the window to admire the view of the sea and the bay. This is followed by a shot which is apparently his point of view, but it is from a point about half a mile away near the south end of Cliff Bridge. See more »

Quotes

Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Ian's just told me. About you and Hannah. You bastard. I just want you to know I think you're a total and utter bastard and that one of these days I hope you'll get what's coming to you.
[pause]
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn: Having said that, best of luck with the show tonight and I hope it goes really well for you.
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Soundtracks

Blueberry Pie
(uncredited)
Music by David Bradnum
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Charming movie
25 December 2012 | by RoamingTigressSee all my reviews

This is truly a cute little little known that I feel deserves more recognition. It appears this movie was made on a low budge but something about that adds a certain warm quality to it. I had a very hard time finding this movie and had to order it from one of the local music stores here. A truly charming look at small theatre. Jeremy Irons has certainly shown that he is more than capable of comedy; something I'd like to see him in more often! The only drawbacks to this movie is the poor sound (and sometimes lighting) quality; I would love to see a DVD release.

I would recommend this movie to any fan of Hopkins, Irons, theatre or just anyone looking for something different and light in nature.


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