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.

The Good Companions

The Good Companions

Adapted from J.B. Priestley's famous novel charting the ups and downs of a struggling touring concert party, this endearing musical comedy features an outstanding array of British talent - including John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Celia Johnson, Anthony Newley and Thora Hird. The Good Companions is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

The future looks bleak for The Dinky Doos when their manager runs off with the funds and dwindling audiences force the theatre owner to close their show. Young Susie Dean is particularly disconsolate: the talented singer and dancer is sure the setback will mean an end to her theatrical career. However, a chance meeting of three strangers could bring about a big change in the fortunes of the little company...

First released: Monday 11th November 2013


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  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 101
  • Catalogue: 7953965

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