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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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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

Final theatrical movie of Lionel Jeffries. 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

Bridget Baines: [facing a pub full of rowdy drunks] My father says would you please stop making that bloody racket! Only he didn't say please like I did.
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Soundtracks

I'm Off to Chez Maxime
music by Franz Lehár
English lyrics by Christopher Hassall
By Arrangement with Glocken Verlag Ltd.
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How to ruin Alan Ayckbourn
22 September 2011 | by winlesSee all my reviews

Although this movie has a screenplay by Alan Ayckbourn(AND Michael Winner) it is a sad(and pale) reflection of the stage play. The (hamfisted) direction by Michael Winner has turned what should be witty light comedy,into a slow dreary and turgid drama. It may have the same plot,and basically the same script as the original stage version,but allow Michael Winner to touch it and it becomes boring. What is worse is the misuse and waste of a great cast. I have never (conciously) seen a Michael Winner film before,and going by this never will again. My (newly acquired) DVD is going straight to the charity shop! PS:~ I saw the stage play when it was premiered in 1984.


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