The Comedy Man

The Comedy Man

Alvin Rakoff (1964)

X Certificate


Our Score
A struggling middle-aged rep actor, dreaming of the big break, finds fortune through a TV commercial, but walks away from the high life to pursue his career. Written by Peter Yeldham with a nice balance between irony and drama, and directed by Alvin Rakoff with an accurate eye for the dingy environments and brave bonhomie of unemployed actors, this modest British film boasts a superior cast. Kenneth More is the hero, Billie Whitelaw the girl who loves him, Dennis Price a suave theatrical agent, and Cecil Parker a veteran actor whose career is washed up.

Cast & Crew

Chick Byrd Kenneth More
Rutherford Cecil Parker
Tommy Morris Dennis Price
Judy Billie Whitelaw
Theodore Norman Rossington
Fay Angela Douglas
Prout Frank Finlay
Julian Edmund Purdom
Sloppitt J C Devlin
Director Alvin Rakoff
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Gray Film LtdAvailable on: video