The Comedy Man DVD

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A series of '50s box-office hits including Genevieve and A Night to Remember established Kenneth More as one of Britain's most accomplished and durable leading men and this bittersweet 1963 comedy further demonstrated the breadth of his talent. The Comedy Man features one of More's most compelling and sympathetic performances as an embattled but resolutely upbeat provincial actor staring middle age and failure in the face; wry touching and deftly scripted with a superb supporting cast it is easy to see why More ranked this film among his favourites. The Comedy... Man is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from the original film elements in its original aspect ratio. Following an indiscretion involving the producer's wife rep actor Chick Byrd is fired from the play in which he has had a leading role. Heading to London in search of bigger and better things he is reunited with a number of similarly straitened thespians as well as his spirited kind-hearted former love Judy. But it seems Byrd may be poised to find fame and even some fortune when in desperation he manages to land himself the starring role in a deodorant commercial... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Original Promotional PDF [show more]

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Released
21 April 2014
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88 minutes 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  A series of '50s box-office hits including Genevieve and A Night to Remember established Kenneth More as one of Britain's most accomplished and durable leading men, and this bittersweet 1963 comedy further demonstrated the breadth of his talent. The Comedy Man features one of More's most compelling and sympathetic performances as an embattled but resolutely upbeat provincial actor staring middle age and failure in the face; wry, touching and deftly scripted with a superb supporting cast, it is easy to see why More ranked this film among his favourites. The Comedy Man is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from the original film elements in its original aspect ratio. Following an indiscretion involving the producer's wife, rep actor Chick Byrd is fired from the play in which he has had a leading role. Heading to London in search of bigger and better things, he is reunited with a number of similarly straitened thespians, as well as his spirited, kind-hearted former love, Judy. But it seems Byrd may be poised to find fame and even some fortune when, in desperation, he manages to land himself the starring role in a deodorant commercial... Actors Kenneth More, Cecil Parker, Dennis Price, Billie Whitelaw, Norman Rossington, Angela Douglas, Edmund Purdom & Frank Finlay Director Alvin Rakoff Certificate 15 years and over Year 1953 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 29 minutes (approx)

Alvin Rakoff directs this 1960s comedy drama starring Kenneth More as an actor seeking his big break. When Chick Byrd (More) loses his part in a play following an affair with the producer's wife, he decides that the time is right to head to London in search of the recognition he believes his talent deserves. However, he quickly discovers that the city is full of actors in a similar position to himself: their youth and chances of fame quickly fading. Chick's disdain for the new, less highbrow world of TV threatens to reduce his chances of success further until financial necessity forces him to take the lead role in a deodarant advertisement. To his great surprise the advert makes his name, but where does the actor go from here?