Curtain Up (1952)

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The world of provincial British theatre is given a gentle going over in Curtain Up. Short of funds, a small-town repertory troupe is forced to bow to the whims of wealthy Catherine (Margaret Rutherford), the aunt of the theatre's manager. When Catherine writes a perfectly dreadful play, the actors are compelled to stage the "masterpiece," with hilarious results. Matching Margaret Rutherford scowl for scowl and double-take for double-take is Robert Morley as the troupe's pompous director. The delectable Kay Kendall provides a few sublime moments as the velvet-voiced leading lady. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy
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 wide
Runtime:

Cast

Joan Rice
as Avis
Margaret Rutherford
as Catherine Beckwith/Jeremy St. Claire
Kay Kendall
as Sandra
Joan Hickson
as Landlady
Charles Lamb
as George
Constance Lorne
as Sarah Stebbings
Lloyd Lamble
as Jackson
Liam Gaffney
as Norwood
Diana Calderwood
as Scenic Artist
John Cazabon
as Mr. Stebbings
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