Tonight at 8:30 (1952)

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An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who ... See full summary »

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  • Tonight at 8:30 (1952)
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  • Tonight at 8:30 (1952)
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  • Tonight at 8:30 (1952)
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Anthony Pelissier


Noël Coward (based on three plays from: "Tonight At 8.30"), George Barraud (additional dialogue {segment "Ways and Means"})

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29 January 2009 | Trombonehead
| I Say, Chaps---I Think It's Rather Brilliant
Different strokes for different folks, I guess! I saw this movie one night on Turner Classics, and thought I'd check out the IMDb write-up. I was surprised to see the negative comments about it, so I have to respond. I couldn't disagree more! It's definitely from another era, the British theatrical tradition of the '30s and '40s when Noel Coward was at his peak. I thought the writing and characterization was totally brilliant in all respects. Three short plays with unique, eccentric British characters involved in totally different slices of life. It's off-the-wall, satirical, cheeky black humor that's always ironic and engaging. All the actors are excellent, and obviously highly experienced veterans of the English stage. Consequently, this is definitely not a Hollywood production, and a lot of people might not appreciate it. But for anyone who appreciates the world of Noel Coward, I think it deserves top ratings.

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