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Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966)

The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Saville

Writers:

Leslie Bricusse (book), Anthony Newley (book) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Tanner Tony Tanner ... Little Chap
Millicent Martin ... Evie / Anya / Ara / Ginnie
Leila Croft Leila Croft ... Susan
Valerie Croft Valerie Croft ... Jane
Neil Hawley Neil Hawley ... Little Little Chap
Graham Lyons Graham Lyons ... Father-in-Law
Georgina Allen Georgina Allen ... Dancer / Singer
Natasha Ashton Natasha Ashton ... Dancer / Singer
Sandra Burville Sandra Burville ... Dancer / Singer
Carlotta Barrow Carlotta Barrow ... Dancer / Singer
Vivyen Dunbar Vivyen Dunbar ... Dancer / Singer
Katherina Holden Katherina Holden ... Dancer / Singer (as Katerina Holden)
Margaret Frost Margaret Frost ... Dancer / Singer
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Dancer / Singer
Liz Gold Liz Gold ... Dancer / Singer
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The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their next performance. That performance tells the story of Little Chap, a working class stiff, who marries the boss' daughter Evie because she is pregnant. He wouldn't have married her otherwise. As Evie is the boss' daughter, Little Chap, over the course of thirty-five years, is given opportunity after opportunity to enhance his professional life by his new father-in-law. In turn, Little Chap, being opportunistic, builds upon those experiences to try and be fulfilled both professionally and personally, rarely taking Evie and his burgeoning family into consideration despite the fact that they love him. At the end of those thirty-five years, he comes to an understanding of who he is and why he made the decisions in his life that he did. Written by Huggo

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Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1966 (UK) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This went on general release in the UK on April 24th 1966 beginning with the usual week in North London. It performed so poorly that it was pulled before reaching South London the following week. See more »

Connections

Remade as Sammy Stops the World (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believed It All
Music by Al Ham
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Chorus
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a very good, though somewhat dated version of a unique and wonderful stage production.
14 March 1999 | by alfabtchSee all my reviews

Well staged version of the play usually associated with Anthony Newley. Well performed. A bit dated, but it IS over 30 years old!


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