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The Boy Friend

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Original title
The Boy Friend
Running time
110 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ken Russell
Sandy Wilson
David Watkin
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Ken Russell. Distributed by EMI
Musical. Comedy. Romance | 1920s. 1930s
Synopsis / Plot
The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Polly Browne) is forced to understudy for the leading lady (Rita) at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director (Cecil B. DeThrill) is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest "all-talking, all-dancing, all-singing" extravaganza. Polly also happens to fall in love with the leading man (Tony) and imagines several fabulous fantasy sequences in which the director is free to exercise his capacity for over-the-top visuals in this charming 1920's era flick.
1971: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Song of la OST
1971: 2 Golden Globes: Actress - Musical/Comedy and Newcomer (Twiggy). 3 Nom.
1971: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Comedy Screenplay
1972: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Max Adrian)
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