Cavalcade

Cavalcade

Frank Lloyd (1933)

111min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Noël Coward uses a well-to-do family as a microcosm in this look at British life down the years, from the Boer War to the Great Depression. Critics at the time loved this rather sanctimonious jaunt through history. Seen from the vantage point of post-Second World War egalitarianism, however, it all appears quaint and riddled with accepted class differences. While Coward, via director Frank Lloyd, pulls out all the Rule Britannia stops, a modern audience will remain resolutely dry-eyed. Still, it's an interesting period piece.

Cast & Crew

Jane Marryot Diana Wynyard
Robert Marryot Clive Brook
Alfred Bridges Herbert Mundin
Ellen Bridges Una O'Connor
Fanny Bridges Ursula Jeans
Cook Beryl Mercer
Margaret Harris Irene Browne
Annie Merle Tottenham
Joe Marryot Frank Lawton
Edward Marryot John Warburton
Director Frank Lloyd
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Fox Film Company Ltd