The Good Companions (1957)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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1957's The Good Companions was the second film version of the well-known J. B. Priestly play. The story revolves around the Dinky Doos, a provincial musical troupe living from hand to mouth. Eric Portman, Celia Johnson and John Fraser are three Britons from various classes and walks of life who become involved in the fortunes of the Dinky Doos. Pooling their resources, the diverse "good companions" save the troupe from disbanding. Good-natured and high-spirited, Good Companions might have even been better had the director adopted a more intimate and less showbizzy approach.

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theater-troupe, friendship, performer, behind-the-scenes, finances, show, talent, entertainer, concert, stage, stars [celebrities], traveling