Champagne Charlie (1944)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Release Date - Aug 25, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Champagne Charlie is a luxuriously produced tale of the 19th Century British music halls. Tommy Trinder stars as 1860s singer George Leybourne, better known as "Champagne Charlie" thanks to his most popular song and his highrolling lifestyle. The dramatic tension of the film is stoked by Leybourne's rivalry with fellow entertainer The Great Vance, played by Stanley Holloway. Future British leading ladies Kay Kendall and Hazel Court can be spotted amongst the bit players in Champagne Charlie. PS: the 1989 2-part TV movie of the same name is not a remake.

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entertainer, music-hall, rival, singer