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The Rebel (1961)

The Rebel

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Zany British comedian Tony Hancock was briefly a major draw in the 1960s, with several popular TV series, sellout personal appearances, and a string of theatrical films to his credit. In The Rebel (released in the US as Call Me Genius), Hancock plays a middle-class businessman who decides to chuck it all and become a painter. He heads for Paris, there to starve in an attic until fame and fortune comes calling. Like many British comedies of the era, The Rebel has great fun at expense of modern art and bohemian artistes; Hancock takes full advantage of every humorous possibility, with suave George Sanders acting as his dignified foil. Alas, by the end of the 1960s, Tony Hancock was dead by his own hand, a victim of alcohol and acute depression.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ray Galton, Tony Hancock
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Associated British Picture Corporation

Cast

Tony Hancock
as Anthony Hancock
George Sanders
as Sir Charles Brewer
Paul Massie
as Paul Ashby
Margit Saad
as Margot Carreras
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Crevatte
Mervyn Johns
as Manager of Art Galle...
Peter Bull
as Manager of Art Galle...
John Le Mesurier
as Office manager
Liz Fraser
as Waitress
Marie Burke
as Madame Laurent
Mario Fabrizi
as Coffee Bar attendant
Dennis Price
as Jim Smith
Bernard Rebel
as Art Dealer
Oliver Reed
as Artist in Cafe
Victor Platt
as Dock Official
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