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The Good Companions (1957)

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1957's The Good Companions was the second film version of the well-known J. B. Priestly play. The story revolves around the Dinky Doos, a provincial musical troupe living from hand to mouth. Eric Portman, Celia Johnson and John Fraser are three Britons from various classes and walks of life who become involved in the fortunes of the Dinky Doos. Pooling their resources, the diverse "good companions" save the troupe from disbanding. Good-natured and high-spirited, Good Companions might have even been better had the director adopted a more intimate and less showbizzy approach. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Eric Portman
as Jess Oakroyd
Celia Johnson
as Miss Trant
Hugh Griffith
as Morton Mitcham
Janette Scott
as Susie Dean
John Fraser
as Inigo Jolifant
Rachel Roberts
as Effie Longstaff, Elsie Longstaff
Bobby Howes
as Jimmy Nunn
John Salew
as Mr. Joe
Paddy Stone
as Jerry Jerningham
Shirley Ann Field
as The Three Graces
Kim Parker
as The Three Graces
Thora Hird
as Mrs. Oakroyd
Beatrice Varley
as Mrs. Jimmy Nunn
Fabia Drake
as Mrs. Tarvin
Brian Oulton
as Fauntley
Lloyd Pearson
as Mr. Tarvin
Ralph Truman
as Memsford
Joyce Grenfell
as Lady Parlitt
Agnes Bernelle
as Ethel Georgia
Olwen Brookes
as Woman On Tram
Nicholas Bruce
as Chauffeur
Max Butterfield
as Honeymoon Couple
Shane Cordell
as Critic's Secretary
Campbell Cotts
as The Critic
Larry Cross
as TV Commentator
Tom Gill
as Critic's Friend
Melvyn Hayes
as Telegraph Boy
Lloyd Lamble
as Pitsner
John Le Mesurier
as Monte Mortimer
Marjorie Rhodes
as Mrs. Mounder
George Rose
as Theater Owner
Ian Wilson
as Mr. Droke
George Woodbridge
as Ripe Gentleman
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