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      The Comedy Man

      1964 1h 22m Drama List
      Reviews Chick Byrd (Kenneth More) is an unemployed actor in London, recently fired from a repertory theater amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. His flatmate, Julian Baxter (Edmund Purdom), has recently returned from a disillusioning stint in Hollywood, and his agent, Tommy Morris (Dennis Price), is pressuring Byrd to take jobs in television, a medium he considers beneath his talents. When Byrd relents and takes a small part in a TV commercial, unexpected repercussions complicate his life. Read More Read Less

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      Peter Bradshaw Guardian It’s all performed with manic gusto and plenty of zip in the dialogue, and the opening scene, with Chick’s chaotic curtain-call speech, is in fact rather amazing. Rated: 3/5 Mar 12, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Chick Byrd (Kenneth More) is an unemployed actor in London, recently fired from a repertory theater amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. His flatmate, Julian Baxter (Edmund Purdom), has recently returned from a disillusioning stint in Hollywood, and his agent, Tommy Morris (Dennis Price), is pressuring Byrd to take jobs in television, a medium he considers beneath his talents. When Byrd relents and takes a small part in a TV commercial, unexpected repercussions complicate his life.
      Director
      Alvin Rakoff
      Producer
      Jon Penington
      Screenwriter
      Peter Yeldham, Douglas Hayes
      Production Co
      Consant Films, Grayfilms
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 22m