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Mrs. Capper's Birthday (1985)

Cleaning woman and war widow Hilda Capper realizes on her birthday that her life is better than that of her employers.

Director:

Mike Ockrent

Writers:

Noël Coward (story) (as Noel Coward), Jack Rosenthal
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Credited cast:
Denyse Alexander Denyse Alexander ... Mrs. Bertram
John Bird John Bird ... Maurice
Mark Boyton Mark Boyton ... Newspaper Boy
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ... Alice
Sue Carpenter Sue Carpenter ... Mrs. Burgess
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Toby Nash
Sandra Hale Sandra Hale ... Laura
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Hilda Capper
Hugh Laurie ... Bobby
Elaine Lordan Elaine Lordan ... Soldier's Girlfriend
Peter McMichael Peter McMichael ... Soldier in Pub
Paddie O'Neil Paddie O'Neil ... Arlene
Andrew Paul ... Drunken Soldier in Pub
Kathryn Pogson Kathryn Pogson ... Audrey
Roger Sloman ... David
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Cleaning woman and war widow Hilda Capper realizes on her birthday that her life is better than that of her employers.

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

17 November 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Capper születésnapja See more »

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noel coward story of a lonely old lady
30 October 2008 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Part of the seven disk DVD collection of Noel Coward's work from BBC. Not many recognize-able faces in the cast for the U.S. viewers; Hugh Laurie (TV show "House" and British series "Jeeves & Wooster") is Bobby. Our star, Patricia Hayes, is Mrs. Capper, a house-keeper who talks to herself, and is celebrating her birthday. Patricia Hayes was also the old-lady witness who lost her dogs in "Fish Called Wanda", and worked with Benny Hill extensively over the years. Mrs. Capper just wants to relax in her own house and quietly reminisce, but she keeps getting interrupted by friends and neighbors. Not much of a story, really, but its a relaxing, harmless way to spend an hour. Directed by Mike Ockrent, who only directed a few things, and seems to have left us younger than most.


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