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FULL SYNOPSIS

The world of provincial British theatre is given a gentle going over in Curtain Up. Short of funds, a small-town repertory troupe is forced to bow to the whims of wealthy Catherine (Margaret Rutherford), the aunt of the theatre's manager. When Catherine writes a perfectly dreadful play, the actors are compelled to stage the "masterpiece," with hilarious results. Matching Margaret Rutherford scowl for scowl and double-take for double-take is Robert Morley as the troupe's pompous director. The delectable Kay Kendall provides a few sublime moments as the velvet-voiced leading lady. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Robert Morley
as Harry
Margaret Rutherford
as Catherine Beckwith/Jeremy St. Claire
Olive Sloane
as Maud
Joan Rice
as Avis
Kay Kendall
as Sandra
Liam Gaffney
as Norwood
Margaret Avery
as Mary
Lloyd Lamble
as Jackson
Michael Medwin
as Jerry
Charles Lamb
as George
Stringer Davis
as Vicar
Joan Hickson
as Landlady
Constance Lorne
as Sarah Stebbings

Crew

Ralph Smart
Director
Jack Davies
Screenwriter
Michael Pertwee
Screenwriter
Stanley Pavey
Cinematographer
Malcolm Arnold
Composer (Music Score)
Joan Ellacott
Costume Designer
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