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The Dresser (1983)

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

Overview

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

    Director

  2. Ronald Harwood

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Albert Finney

    Albert Finney

    Sir

  2. Tom Courtenay

    Tom Courtenay

    Norman

  3. Zena Walker

    Zena Walker

    Her Ladyship

  4. Eileen Atkins

    Eileen Atkins

    Madge

  5. Michael Gough

    Michael Gough

    Frank Carrington

  6. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox

    Oxenby

  7. Cathryn Harrison

    Cathryn Harrison

    Irene

  8. Ann Way

    Ann Way

    Miss White

  9. Kathy Staff

    Kathy Staff

    Bombazine Woman

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The Dresser
The Dresser

Status Released

Original Language English

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