Encore (1951)





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The producers of Quartet and Trio concluded their cycle with this omnibus film, which features three stories based, as in the previous film, on tales by W. Somerset Maugham. "The Ant and the Grasshopper" concerns Tom Ramsey (Nigel Patrick), a fiscally unstable young man who is constantly borrowing money from his brother George (Roland Culver). Eventually, George falls on hard times and is forced to sell the family estate, just as Tom marries a wealthy woman and is in a position to purchase it. In "Winter Cruise," Miss Reid (Kay Walsh) is an aging spinster taking a voyage aboard a cargo ship. She has little to do but engage the others on board in conversation, which the passengers find so annoying that they arrange a ship-board romance for her with Pierre (Jacques Francois), a porter, in the hopes that it will keep her quiet. And "Gigolo and Gigolette" features Glynis Johns as Stella Cotman, whose husband Syd (Terence Morgan) earns his living as a performer in a high-wire act. Stella is terribly worried that Syd's risky profession will lead to his death, so she takes their life's savings to a casino in hopes of winning enough that he can retire. However, her plan hardly goes as she hoped. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Nigel Patrick
as Tom Ramsey
Roland Culver
as George Ramsey
Kay Walsh
as Miss Reid [Winter Cruise]
Alison Leggatt
as Freda Ramsey
Glynis Johns
as Stella Cotman [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Charles Victor
as Mr. Bateman
Ronald Squire
as Doctor [Winter Cruise]
Terence Morgan
as Syd Cotman [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Margaret Withers
as Mrs. Bateman
Margaret Vyner
as Gertrude Wilmot
Dorothy Bramhall
as Secretary
Patricia Raine
as Office Girl
Campbell Cotts
as Club Member
Michael Trubshawe
as Ascot Man
Noel Purcell
as Captain [Winter Cruise]
John Laurie
as Engineer [Winter Cruise]
Jacques François
as Pierre [Winter Cruise]
John Horsley
as Mate [Winter Cruise]
Joan Harben
as Miss Price [Winter Cruise]
David Hutcheson
as Sandy Wescott [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Charles Goldner
as Paco Espinal [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Martin Miller
as Carlo Penezzi [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Heather Thatcher
as Eva Barrett [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Guido Lorraine
as Russian Prince [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Daphne Barker
as Countess [Gigolo And Gigolette]
John Boxer
as [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Peter Graves
as Philip Cronshaw
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as [Gigolo And Gigolette]
Mary Merrall
as Flora Penezzi [Gigolo And Gigolette]
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The first two stories are a charming pair of lightly comic tales and the last darker in tone but no less of a pleasure owing to the enchanting presence of Glynis Johns, who looks utterly sensational and gives a terrific performance.

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