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Good Companions (1933)

Good Companions

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Based on a novel by J. B. Priestley, this British musical-comedy follows an unlikely trio as they try to revive the fortunes of a floundering touring theatrical troupe. Inigo Jolifant (John Gielgud) is a schoolteacher with a talent for songwriting, and Jess Oakroyd (Edmund Gwenn) is a man with theatrical ambitions who has just lot his job. Together, they persuade Miss Trant (Mary Glynne), an older single woman looking for adventure, to back them as they try to bring "The Dinky Do's" back into the spotlight. Susie Dean (Jessie Matthews) is a chorus girl who dreams of stardom, and when she's made the new leader of the show, it looks as if her dreams may finally become a reality. The Good Companions is buoyed by the superb singing and dancing talents of Matthews, who was considered one of the screen's greatest musical stars in England and Europe, though she inexplicably never achieved the same fame in the United States; Gielgud also got a rare opportunity to display his vocal abilities in this film. Keep your eyes peeled for Jack Hawkins and horror film great George Zucco, who both appear in supporting roles. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
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Written By: W.P. Lipscomb, Angus MacPhail, Ian Dalrymple
On DVD: Mar 17, 2001
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Cast

Jessie Matthews
as Susie Dean
Edmund Gwenn
as Jess Oakroyd
John Gielgud
as Inigo Jolifant
Mary Glynne
as Miss Trant
Max Miller
as Milbrau
Percy Parsons
as Morton Mitcham
A.W. Baskcomb
as Jimmy Nunn
Dennis Hoey
as Joe Brundit
Viola Compton
as Mrs. Brundit
Richard Dolman
as Jerry Jemingham
Henry Ainley
as Narrator
Muriel Aked
as Vicar's Wife
Ivor Barnard
as Eric Tipstead
Finlay Currie
as Monte Mortimer
Pollie Emery
as Miss Thong
Annie Esmond
as Mrs. Tarvin
Ben Field
as Mr. Droke
Barbara Gott
as Big Annie
Lawrence Hanray
as Mr. Tarvin
Frank Pettingell
as Sam Oglethorpe
Cyril Smith
as Leonard Oakroyd
Hugh E. Wright
as Librarian
Margaret Yarde
as Mrs. Mounder
George Zucco
as Fauntley
Florence Gregson
as Mrs. Oakroyd
Alec Fraser
as Dr. MacFarlane
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Time Out
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New York Times
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