The Good Companions. Image shows from L to R: Inigo Jollifant (John Fraser), Susie Dean (Janette Scott).

The Good Companions (1957)

1957 British comedy film about a theatrical troupe. Stars Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Hugh Griffith, John Fraser, Janette Scott and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Eric Portman Eric Portman
Celia Johnson Miss Trant
Hugh Griffith Morton Mitcham
John Fraser Inigo Jollifant
Janette Scott Susie Dean
Joyce Grenfell Lady Parlitt
Bobby Howes Jimmy Nunn
Rachel Roberts Elsie Longstaff
Rachel Roberts Effie Longstaff
John Salew Mr. Joe
Mona Washbourne Mrs. Joe
Thora Hird Mrs. Oakroyd
Ralph Truman Memsford
Paddy Stone Jerry Jerningham
Irving Davies Jerry's Partner
Shirley Anne Field (as Shirley Ann Field) The Three Graces
Margaret Simons The Three Graces
Kim Parker The Three Graces
Beryl Kaye Principal Dancer
Beatrice Varley Mrs. Jimmy Nunn
Alec McCowen Albert
Jimmy Caroll Leonard
Jeremy Burnham Felton
Anna Turner Daisy
Fabia Drake Mrs. Tarvin
Brian Oulton Fauntley
Lloyd Pearson Mr. Tarvin
John Le Mesurier Monte Mortimer
Agnes Bernelle Ethel Georgia
Lloyd Lamble Pitsner
Nicholas Bruce Chauffeur
Carole Lesley (as Leslie Carol) Film Star
Larry Cross T.V. Commentator
Campbell Cotts The Critic
Shane Cordell Critic's Secretary
Tom Gill Critic's Friend
Marianne Stone Honeymoon Couple
Max Butterfield Honeymoon Couple
Marjorie Rhodes Mrs. Mounder
Richard Leech Ridvers
Barbara Archer Barmaid
George Rose Theatre Owner
Ian Wilson Mr. Droke
Melvyn Hayes Telegraph Boy
Claude Bonser Pit Man
Olwen Brookes Woman on Tram
Anthony Newley Maurice Milbrau
Richard Thorp David
Writing team
J. B. Priestley Writer
T. J. Morrison Writer (Adapted By)
John Whiting Writer (Additional Material)
J. L. Hodson Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
J. Lee Thompson (as J. Lee-Thompson) Director
H. G. Inglis Producer
J. Lee Thompson (as J. Lee-Thompson) Producer

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