Curtain Up (1952)

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In a small town in the 1950s, a repertory company meets on Monday morning to start rehearsing the following week's play. This is a ghastly thing written by the aunt of one of the theatre's ... See full summary »


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  • Michael Medwin and Joan Rice in Curtain Up (1952)
  • Michael Medwin and Joan Rice in Curtain Up (1952)
  • Liam Gaffney, Charles Lamb, Michael Medwin, Joan Rice, Margaret Rutherford, and Olive Sloane in Curtain Up (1952)
  • Robert Morley and Margaret Rutherford in Curtain Up (1952)
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28 June 2000 | RobW
7
| Amiable theatrical comedy
Slight romantic comedy about the dress rehearsal of a fairly dire amateur play, interspersed with the complicated love lives of members of the cast. An inconsequential piece of froth, but watchable for splendid performances from Margaret Rutherford as the playwright and Robert Morley as the producer who tries to bring his version of dramatic sense into Rutherford's incomprehensible and unactable plot. When Morley falls into the pit and is injured, Rutherford takes over. All ably supported by a reliable cast of regulars from British movies. It has to be said though that it's all a bit stagey (for a movie) and Rattigan did it better

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