The End of the Road (1936)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Legendary Scots entertainer Harry Lauder makes one of his rare screen appearances in End of the Road. Lauder plays John Macgregor, a travelling song-and-dance man who manages to remain chipper and upbeat despite the worst that life has to offer. Among the woes and travails facing Macgregor in the course of the film is the death of his beloved daughter and stage partner Jean (Ethel Glendinning). Some of the characters in the film are afforded a happy ending through Macgregor's intervention, but he himself must walk off into the horizon alone, a la Chaplin. Patchily produced, End of the Road at least affords an opportunity to watch one of the world's most beloved entertainers in action.

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Britain, daughter, death, fame, finances, life-savings, meaning-of-life, minstrel, songwriter, traveling, troupe