An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who form an alliance when some of their company start to needle them, and ends up in some non-amusing slapstick. The second episode is "Fumed Oak" (with Stanley Holloway, Betty Ann Davies, Mary Merrall and Dorothy Gordon) is about a squabbling, middle-class family where Holloway has to contend with a ghastly mother-in-law, a selfish wife and a whining, complaining child and, after 17 years, tells each of them off and departs their company. The third segment is "Ways and Means" (with Valerie Hobson, Nigel Patrick, Jack Warner and Jessie Royce Landis) about a pair of parasites who go from city to city as non-paying guests of wealthy acquaintances. A wealthy American widow is trying to quietly kick them out of her French Riviera home, and the couple, needing funds to get to Venice, hatch a scheme to fleece ...
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Smash Stage Hit...Now a Wonderful Movie!
6 May 1953 (USA)
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Tonight at 8:30
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Segment "Red Peppers" Scene: A Variety Theatre in a small English provincial town.
Segment "Fumed Oak: An Unpleasant Comedy Scene": A house in a London suburb.
Segment "Ways and Means" Scene: The south of France. See more
Bert Bentley's the best conductor in the north of England!
You and your Bert Bentley. Just because he stands you pints at the local, you think he's Toscanini.
Version of We Were Dancing
You Were There
by Noël Coward
Orchestrated and Conducted by Eric Rogers See more