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The Dresser (1983)

PG 1983-12-06 (US) Drama 1h 58m
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What happens backstage is always true drama. And often pure comedy.


In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.

  1. Peter Yates


  2. Ronald Harwood


Top Billed Cast

  1. Albert Finney

    Albert Finney


  2. Tom Courtenay

    Tom Courtenay


  3. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox


  4. Zena Walker

    Zena Walker

    Her Ladyship

  5. Eileen Atkins

    Eileen Atkins


  6. Michael Gough

    Michael Gough

    Frank Carrington

  7. Cathryn Harrison

    Cathryn Harrison


  8. Betty Marsden

    Betty Marsden

    Violet Manning

  9. Sheila Reid

    Sheila Reid

    Lydia Gibson

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The Dresser
The Dresser

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Original Language English

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