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The Chaperone (2018)

In the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City.

Director:

Michael Engler

Writers:

Julian Fellowes (screenplay by), Laura Moriarty (based on the book by)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Miranda Otto ... Ruth St. Dennis
Haley Lu Richardson ... Louise Brooks
Elizabeth McGovern ... Norma
Campbell Scott ... Alan Carlisle
Blythe Danner ... Mary O'Dell
Victoria Hill ... Myra Brooks
Géza Röhrig ... Joseph
Robert Fairchild ... Ted Shawn
Andrew Burnap ... Floyd
Matt McGrath ... Raymond
Bill Hoag ... Jack
Jonathan Walker ... Leonard Brooks
Stan Demidoff ... Flower Seller
Kate Grimes ... Ms. Burton
Kate Abbruzzese ... Gypsy Woman
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In this handsome period piece perfectly suited for cinephiles of all stripes, director Michael Engler (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Six Feet Under) and screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) bring a fascinating slice of pre-Hollywood history to light in a coming-of-age story centering on the relationship between the young, free-spirited and soon-to-be international screen starlet Louise Brooks (a riveting, high-intensity Haley Lu Richardson) and her tee-totalling chaperone (a wonderfully nuanced Elizabeth McGovern). On their journey from the conservative confines of Wichita Kansas to the flash and sizzle of New York City, both women are driven by a kindred desire for self-discovery and liberation from the past. Based on the book by Laura Moriarty and anchored by a superb supporting cast (Miranda Otto, Géza Röhrig, and Blythe Danner in a key cameo), The Chaperone is a sensitive, resonant, and illuminating tale of women's lives in the early 20th century.

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Drama

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Country:

Australia | UK | USA

Release Date:

2 May 2019 (Australia) See more »

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