After the Ball (1957 film)

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After the Ball
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Directed by Compton Bennett
Produced by Peter Rogers
Written by Peter Blackmore
Hubert Gregg
Starring Pat Kirkwood
Laurence Harvey
Jerry Stovin
Music by Ken Jones (Uncredited)
Eric Rogers (Uncredited)
Cinematography Jack Asher
Edited by Peter Boita
Distributed by Independent Film Distributors
Release date
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

After the Ball is a 1957 British biographical film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey and Jerry Stovin.[1] It portrayed the life of the stage performer Vesta Tilley.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "(Pat) Kirkwood puts zest into the rousing music-hall numbers that made Tilley an enduring star, but the script trudges on and the wait between musical moments may not be worth the reward. It's incomprehensible how director Compton Bennett and writers Hubert Gregg and Peter Blackmore could have made such a yawn out of such a good true story."[3]


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