The Chaperone

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2018
  • Running time: 103 min
Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. read more
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Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer. Why does this utterly conventional woman do this? What happens to her when she lands in Manhattan with an unusually rebellious teenager as her ward? And, which of the two women is stronger, the uptight wife-and-mother or the irrepressible free spirit? It’s a story full of surprises—about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.

Original Release

09/23/2018

US Release

09/23/2018

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Cast

Haley Lu Richardson Louise Brooks / Louise
Elizabeth McGovern Norma
Miranda Otto Ruth St. Dennis
Blythe Danner Mary O'Dell
Campbell Scott Alan Carlisle / Alan
Victoria Hill Myra Brooks
Géza Röhrig Joseph
Robbie Fairchild Ted Shawn / Ted Shawn (as Robert Fairchild)
Ellen Toland Greta
Stan Demidoff Flower Seller
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Engler

Writers

Julian Fellowes, Laura Moriarty

Cast

Haley Lu Richardson Louise Brooks / Louise
Elizabeth McGovern Norma
Miranda Otto Ruth St. Dennis
Blythe Danner Mary O'Dell
Campbell Scott Alan Carlisle / Alan
Victoria Hill Myra Brooks
Géza Röhrig Joseph
Robbie Fairchild Ted Shawn / Ted Shawn (as Robert Fairchild)
Ellen Toland Greta
Stan Demidoff Flower Seller
Jonathan Walker Leonard Brooks
Matt McGrath Raymond
Bill Hoag Jack
Andrew Burnap Floyd
Kate Grimes Ms. Burton / Mrs. Burton (as Katherine Grimes)
Kate Abbruzzese Gypsy Woman
Ruben Navarro Train Station Father
Tyler Weaks Howard Carlisle / Howard (as Tyler Lansing Weeks)
Cilda Shaur Second Woman
Craig Geraghty Taxi Driver / Driver

Producers

Karin Catt Executive Producer
Simon Curtis Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
Andrew Mann Executive Producer
Eli Selden Executive Producer
Adam Shulman Executive Producer
Jon Levin Executive Producer
Elizabeth McGovern Producer
Victoria Hill Producer
Jake Alden-Falconer Producer
Jolian Blevins Producer
Kelly Carmichael Producer
Greg Clark Producer
Gabrielle Fleck Producer
Rose Ganguzza Producer
Nic Izzi Producer
Luca Scalisi Producer

Editors

Sofía Subercaseaux

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