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Cavalcade

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1933
  • Frank Lloyd
  • 111 mins
  • U

Summary

Oscar-winning historical drama, based on Noël Coward's play, portraying the life of a British family over a period of three decades from the Boer War through to the early 1930s.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jane MarryotDiana Wynyard
Robert MarryotClive Brook
Alfred BridgesHerbert Mundin
Ellen BridgesUna O'Connor
Fanny BridgesUrsula Jeans
CookBeryl Mercer
Margaret HarrisIrene Browne
AnnieMerle Tottenham
Joe MarryotFrank Lawton
Edward MarryotJohn Warburton

Crew

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DirectorFrank Lloyd

Details

Theatrical distributor
Fox Film Company Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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