The Entertainer

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  • Genre(s): Drama Musical
  • Release year: 1960
  • Running time: 105 min
Archie Rice is a small-time vaudevillian living in the shadow of his father, a celebrated music-hall legend. Refusing to face his own limitations, he tries desperately for his moment in the spotlight, nursing his humiliation in trysts with naïve young... read more
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Archie Rice is a small-time vaudevillian living in the shadow of his father, a celebrated music-hall legend. Refusing to face his own limitations, he tries desperately for his moment in the spotlight, nursing his humiliation in trysts with naïve young girls and pouring out his passion in his valedictory number, 'Why Should I Care?'

Original Release

07/25/1960

Cast

Laurence Olivier Archie Rice (as Lawrence Olivier)
Brenda De Banzie Phoebe Rice (as Brenda De Banzie)
Roger Livesey Billy Rice
Joan Plowright Jean Rice
Alan Bates Frank Rice
Daniel Massey Graham
Albert Finney Mick Rice
Shirley Anne Field Tina Lapford (as Shirley Ann Field)
Thora Hird Ada Lapford
Miriam Karlin Soubrette
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tony Richardson

Writers

John Osborne, Nigel Kneale

Cast

Laurence Olivier Archie Rice (as Lawrence Olivier)
Brenda De Banzie Phoebe Rice (as Brenda De Banzie)
Roger Livesey Billy Rice
Joan Plowright Jean Rice
Alan Bates Frank Rice
Daniel Massey Graham
Albert Finney Mick Rice
Shirley Anne Field Tina Lapford (as Shirley Ann Field)
Thora Hird Ada Lapford
Miriam Karlin Soubrette
Geoffrey Toone Harold Hubbard
MacDonald Hobley McDonald Hobley (as McDonald Hobley)
Anthony Oliver Interviewer
Max Bacon Charlie Klein
George Doonan Eddie Trimmer
James Culliford Cobber Carson
Gilbert Davis Brother Bill
Charles Gray Columnist
Gwen Nelson
Hope Jackman Morecambe Mother

Producers

Editors

Alan Osbiston

1961 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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