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Command Performance

  • Romance
  • Drama
  • 1937
  • Sinclair Hill
  • 80 mins
  • PG

Summary

Musical starring Arthur Tracy and Lilli Palmer. When a popular singer suffers stage fright and loses his voice, he runs away to join a band of gypsies and ends up as an ordinary street singer.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

Another of the feeble British vehicles that attempted to make a film star out of Arthur Tracy, popular on radio as "The Street Singer". This one has him playing an entertainer who, suffering from stage fright, takes up with a band of nomads and falls in love with a gypsy girl. An unconvincing tale, awash with sentimentality and treacly ballads, whose sole points of interest are Lilli Palmer and the splendid Finlay Currie (Magwitch in David Lean's Great Expectations).

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Credits

Cast

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Street SingerArthur Tracy
SusanLilli Palmer
JoeMark Daly
BettyRae Collett
ManagerFinlay Currie
ReporterJack Melford
SamStafford Hilliard
ToniJulian Vedey
OlgaPhyllis Stanley

Crew

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DirectorSinclair Hill

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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