The Crowning Touch

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The Crowning Touch
"The Crowning Touch" (1959).jpg
Original British lobby card
Directed by David Eady
Produced by Jon Penington
Written by Margot Bennett
Starring Ted Ray
Greta Gynt
Griffith Jones
Dermot Walsh
Irene Handl
Music by Edwin Astley
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by John Pomeroy
Crescent Films
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service(UK)
Release date
June 1959 (UK)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Crowning Touch is a 1959 British comedy film directed by David Eady and starring Ted Ray, Irene Handl and Greta Gynt.[1]


The "Crowning Touch" of the title is a fancy ladies hat. It has been ordered and specially set aside at a posh British hat shop, but no one has come to collect it. Three of the shop's staff offer different reasons as to why the pretty young girl who'd ordered the hat never showed up.


Critical reception[edit]

  • Allmovie called the film "a serviceable British shaggy-dog story, graced by the presence of such top talents as Greta Gynt, Griffith Jones, Sydney Tafler, Dermot Walsh and Irene Handl." [2]
  • TV Guide called it an "okay English comedy...A number of distinguished performers lift this one above the average." [3]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | The CROWNING TOUCH (1959)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ "The Crowning Touch (1959) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  3. ^ "The Crowning Touch Review". Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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