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Star Quality (1985)

In 1940's England, a young playwright is getting his first play produced by an important director. But the director wants to get a temperamental actress for the lead. And when Lorraine ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Dossor

Writers:

Noël Coward (story) (as Noel Coward), Stanley Price
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susannah York ... Lorraine Barry
Ian Richardson ... Ray Malcolm
Peter Chelsom ... Bryan Snow
David Yelland ... Tony Orford
David Swift ... J.C. Roebuck
Pam Ferris ... Marian Blake
Neville Barber Neville Barber ... Gerald Wentworth
Tim Bannerman Tim Bannerman ... Charles Hawkins
Ben Aris Ben Aris ... Eric Larch
Jo Kendall ... Linda Copeland
Amanda Donohoe ... Understudy
Bill Ritchie Bill Ritchie ... Understudy
Sidney Livingstone Sidney Livingstone ... Stage manager
Jonathan Lacey Jonathan Lacey ... Stage manager
Lucy Hancock Lucy Hancock ... Stage manager
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In 1940's England, a young playwright is getting his first play produced by an important director. But the director wants to get a temperamental actress for the lead. And when Lorraine Barry arrives at the first reading, the battle is begun between director and star, with the poor playwright caught in the middle. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vérbeli sztár See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Tony Orford: [to the author] We're not stealing your baby... just teaching it to walk.
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Champagne-light Noel Coward story
4 December 2002 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

This is a bubbly backstage tale of a young innocent playwright and his first produced play. The best thing here (among many great things) is the usual unforgettable quality Ian Richardson brings to the mix as the director of the play. He and Coward are a perfect match of writer and actor. If one is into this sort of thing, "Star Quality" is near perfection. If you're asking, "What is 'this sort of thing?'" it's a pretty safe bet you won't care much for it.


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