Peg of Old Drury

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This period drama is based on the relationship between 18th-century British stage stars Peg Woffington and David Garrick. The story begins as Woffington leaves Dublin to be with her lover who is an aspiring actor. Unfortunately, by the time she arrives, he has found another, causing her to try her hand at acting which in turn gives her the chance to meet Garrick, a popular actor who becomes her mentor. Under his expert tutelage, she becomes a famous actress at the Drury Lane Theatre where they eventually fall in love. Unfortunately, Woffington has a weak heart and during a performance of Shakespeare's +As You Like It collapses and dies soon afterward. Actually, Peg Woffington lived three years beyond the attack, but that isn't nearly as dramatic.

Cast

Anna Neagle
as Peg Woffington
Cedric Hardwicke
as David Garrick
Jack Hawkins
as Michael O'Taffe
Marie O'Neill
as Mrs. Woffington - Peg's Mother
Maire O'Neill
as Peg's Mother
Margaretta Scott
as Kitty Clive
Arthur Sinclair
as Peg's Father
Hay Petrie
as Mr. Rich
Robert Atkins
as Dr. Johnson
George Barrett
as Doorkeeper
Dorothy Robinson
as Miss Dalloway
Sara Allgood
as Irish Woman
Eliot Makeham
as Dr. Bowdler
Christopher Steele
as Oliver Goldsmith
Tom Heslewood
as William Pitt
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