Davy (1958)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Corpulent "Goon Show" regular Harry Secombe plays the title role in the British comedy Davy. Set in the rarefied world of the British music halls, the film focuses in on the Mad Morgans, a family song-and-dance act. It is clear that Davy Morgan is the star of the act, but he loyally remains with his family, even though he seems destined to spend the rest of his life in the Small Time. At long last, Davy gets a chance to perform at the Covent Garden--but only as a solo. Will ambition win out over family solidarity, or vice versa? A stellar supporting cast enables Davy to overcome its occasional banalities and cliches.

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aristocracy, audition, Britain, chance, choices, comedian, contract, decision, fame, family, life-choices, love, opera, son, songwriter, stars [celebrities], success, tourist, vaudeville, voice [speaking]