Simon and Laura (1955)

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In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses ... See full summary »

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  • Thora Hird and Frank Thornton in Simon and Laura (1955)
  • Kay Kendall in Simon and Laura (1955)
  • Ian Carmichael in Simon and Laura (1955)
  • Ian Carmichael, Thora Hird, and Alan Wheatley in Simon and Laura (1955)
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19 August 2004 | richard-651
| Film reflects on the new pretender
Released as TV in the UK began to challenge cinema, Simon and Laura happily confronts the issue involved in the new medium and the celebrity involved. The idea of pretentious actors trapped in a soap opera character is amusingly investigated. Great slice of Brit comedy, directed by the wonderful Muriel Box. The sort of unassuming film that makes you smile. Its cynicism is countered by a playful innocence in its construction. Top stuff Peter Finch, Kay Kendall and Ian Carmichael are warm and funny characters As always with Brit films from this time riddled with class Colour is great too. A real effort to show how superior cinema was to the new medium?

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