The Entertainer Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for The Entertainer the Movie

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Splendid drama of egotistical, third-rate vaudevillian Archie Rice (Olivier), who tries vainly to gain the fame his dying father Billy (Livesey) once possessed. His blatant disregard for his alcoholic wife Phoebe (De Banzie), his superficial sons (Bates and Finney), and his loyal daughter (Plowright) brings his world crashing down around him, as Archie discovers how self-destructive his life has been. Adapted from the play by John Osborne. Remade for TV in 1975 with Jack Lemmon.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Family Ties, Adapted from a Play, On the Rocks, Death & the Afterlife, Marriage
Nigel Kneale, John Osborne
Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright, Daniel Massey, Alan Bates, Shirley Anne Field, Albert Finney, Thora Hird
Oswald Morris
Tony Richardson
John Addison
Woodfall Productions

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