The Good Companions (1933 film)
|The Good Companions|
|Directed by||Victor Saville|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Written by||Ian Dalrymple
W. P. Lipscomb
J. B. Priestley
Edmund Gwenn (uncredited)
|Edited by||Fredrick Y. Smith|
A group of widely divergent characters meet up with a broken-down touring concert-party, throw in their lot with them, and eventually triumph after temporary setbacks. This British musical-comedy follows an unlikely trio as they try to revive the fortunes of the floundering theatrical troupe. School teacher Inigo Jolifant (John Gielgud) with his talent for songwriting, and recently unemployed Jess Oakroyd (Edmund Gwenn) with his theatrical ambitions, together persuade Miss Trant (Mary Glynne), an older single woman looking for adventure, to fund them as they attempt to bring "The Dinky Do's" back into the spotlight. Susie Dean (Jessie Matthews) is a chorus girl who dreams of stardom, and when she's made the new leader of the show, it looks as if her dreams may finally come true.
- Jessie Matthews as Susie Dean
- Edmund Gwenn as Jess Oakroyd
- John Gielgud as Inigo Jollifant
- Mary Glynne as Miss Elizabeth Trant
- Percy Parsons as Morton Mitcham
- Alec Fraser as Doctor Hugh MacFarlane
- A. W. Baskcomb as Jimmy
- Florence Gregson as Mrs. Oakroyd
- Frank Pettingell as Sam Oglethorpe
- Laurence Hanray as Mr. Tarvin
- Annie Esmond as Mrs. Tarvin
- George Zucco as Fauntley
- Frederick Piper as Ted Oglethorpe
- Cyril Smith as Leonard Oakroyd
- Tom Shale as Gatford Hotel landlord
- Dennis Hoey as Joe Brundit
- Richard Dolman as Jerry Jerningham
- Ben Williams as Man Cleaning Windows at Hotel Reception (uncredited)
- Mignon O'Doherty as Mrs. Tipstead
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