British Comedy Guide

Curtain Up. Image shows from L to R: Jerry Winterton (Michael Medwin), Avis (Joan Rice). Copyright: Rank Organisation / ITV Studios.

Curtain Up

1952 British comedy film about a small theatre company. Stars Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Kendall, Michael Medwin, Olive Sloane and others.

Curtain Up

Curtain Up

Curtain Up is a 1952 British film directed by Ralph Smart, written by Jack Davies and Philip King.

In an English provincial town, a second-rate repertory company assemble at the theatre on Monday morning to rehearse the following week's play, a melodrama titled Tarnished Gold.

Harry (Robert Morley), their irascible Director, is highly critical of the play, which has been foisted on him by the owners of the Company and is unenthusiastic about its prospects. The cast, a mixture of wannabe-film stars and has-beens, are equally unenthusiastic and little progress is made. Just as matters seemingly cannot get worse, the authoress of the play, Catherine Beckwith (Margaret Rutherford), appears and insists on 'sitting at the feet' of the Director. Chaos ensues...

First released: Monday 27th June 2016

  • Released: Monday 3rd April 2017
  • Distributor: Strawberry Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 81

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  • Distributor: Strawberry Media
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 81
  • Catalogue: STW0130

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