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The Yeomen of the Guard (1982)

Colonel Fairfax has been falsely accused of sorcery by a jealous relative who covets his estates and money. The Colonel is condemned to death for his 'crime' and waits in the Tower of ... See full summary »

Director:

Dave Heather

Writer:

W.S. Gilbert (operetta) (as William S. Gilbert)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alfred Marks ... Wilfrid Shadbolt
Joel Grey ... Jack Point
Elizabeth Gale Elizabeth Gale ... Elsie Maynard
Claire Powell Claire Powell ... Phoebe Meryll
David Hillman David Hillman ... Colonel Fairfax
Elizabeth Bainbridge Elizabeth Bainbridge ... Dame Carruthers
Geoffrey Chard Geoffrey Chard ... Sergeant Meryll
Peter Savidge Peter Savidge ... Sir Richard Cholmoneley
Beryl Korman Beryl Korman ... Kate
Michael Bulman Michael Bulman ... Leonard Meryll
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Colonel Fairfax has been falsely accused of sorcery by a jealous relative who covets his estates and money. The Colonel is condemned to death for his 'crime' and waits in the Tower of London for his execution. Fate, however, steps in - in the form of Sergeant Meryll (who owes his life to Colonel Fairfax) and Elsie Maynard, a beautiful strolling singer who has just arrived at the Tower to entertain the people in the company of a strolling jester, Jack Point. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

The Merryman and His Maid See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the first dance sequence Joel Grey gets accidentally hit in the mouth causing it to bleed. He carries on singing just wiping the blood away several times. See more »

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Version of The Yeomen of the Guard (1978) See more »

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Joel Grey is superb in The Yeomen of the Guard!
6 April 2001 | by emurray-2See all my reviews

Joel Grey is remarkably fine as the lead in The Yeomen of the Guard. You probably remember his superb acting in Cabaret with Liza Minnelli. In Yeomen, Joel Grey is equally fine and steals the show with its gaiety and despondency as he loses his girl. This is one of the finer operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. The songs are quite memorable. I wholeheartedly recommend this to lovers of musicals. Joel Grey is stupendous!


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