The Dresser (1983)
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as Her Ladyship
as Frank Carrington
as Violet Manning
as Lydia Gibson
as Geoffrey Thornton
as Mr. Godstone
as Horace Brown
as C. Rivers Lane
as Miss White
as Mr. Bottomley
as Bombazine Woman
as Evelyn, the Airman
as Evelyn's Friend
as Actress on Station
as Train Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Dresser
This is the best sort of drama, fascinating us on the surface with color and humor and esoteric detail, and then revealing the truth underneath.
Superb, Oscar-nominated performannces by Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay make this play-to-screen melodrama about backstage theater life in WWII England quite enjoyable.
The showbiz drama should be especially appealing to theater lovers.
Fascinating character study with standout turns by Finney and Courtenay.
Audience Reviews for The Dresser
The exquisite dialogue and the Oscar-nominated performances by Finney and Courtenay, who are no less than splendid together, are what makes this drama so engaging, centered on such a fascinating and complex relationship between the two characters.
Finney and Courtenay give inspired performances and the wonderful dialogue certainly doesn't hurt. It may be the definitive film about the relationship between actors and designers.
Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney are absolutely fantastic in depicting two individuals who keep doing what they are comfortable in doing as the world comes crashing down around them.
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