- Original title
- Running time
- 118 min.
- United Kingdom
Ronald Harwood (Theater: Ronald Harwood)
Columbia Pictures, Goldcrest Films, World Film Services
Drama | Stage Play. II World War
- Synopsis / Plot
- In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.
: 5 Nominations Oscar: Actores (Finney & Courtenay), direct., Movie, Adapted Screenplay
: Golden Globes: Best Actor Drama (Tom Courtenay). 5 Nominations
: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Albert Finney) and C.I.D.A.L.C. Award
: BAFTA: 7 Nominations, including Best Film
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