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The Good Companions (1957)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a philanthropic spinster in search of adventure), and Jess ...See moreA touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a philanthropic spinster in search of adventure), and Jess Oakroyd (a down to earth, practical man recently made redundant from his job) leads to a change of fortune. Re-launched with Miss Trant's money, they tour England, at first with little success. Inigo falls in love with the troupe's talented and pretty young girl singer, Susie Dean. The troupe is threatened with disharmony, but, due to Inigo's intervention, and the marriage of the principal dancer (Jerry Jerningham) to Lady Parlitt (whose family "own a chain of theatres"), all turns out well for Susie by the end, when she triumphs in a lavish London revue, with the other members of "The Good Companions" in the audience, cheering her triumph. Written by Roger Mellor See less
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Director
J. Lee Thompson (as J. Lee-Thompson)
Writers
J.B. Priestley (by) | T.J. Morrison (screenplay) | John Whiting (additional dialogue) | J.L. Hodson (additional dialogue)
Producers
Hamilton G. Inglis (as H.G. Inglis) | J. Lee Thompson (as J. Lee-Thompson)
Cinematographer
Gilbert Taylor (photographed by)
Casting Director
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Updated Mar 7, 1957

Release date
May 1, 1958 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Eric Portman
Jess Oakroyd Jess Oakroyd   See fewer
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Celia Johnson
Miss Trant Miss Trant   See fewer
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Hugh Griffith
Morton Mitcham Morton Mitcham   See fewer
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Janette Scott
Susie Dean Susie Dean   See fewer
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John Fraser
Inigo Jollifant Inigo Jollifant   See fewer
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Bobby Howes
Jimmy Nunn Jimmy Nunn   See fewer
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Rachel Roberts
Elsie & Effie Longstaff Elsie & Effie Longstaff   See fewer
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John Salew
Mr. Joe Mr. Joe   See fewer
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Mona Washbourne
Mrs. Joe Mrs. Joe   See fewer
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Paddy Stone
Jerry Jerningham & Jerry Jerningham &   See fewer
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Irving Davies
Partner Partner   See fewer
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Shirley Anne Field
Redhead - The Three Graces (as Shirley Ann Field) Redhead - The Three Graces (as Shirley Ann Field)   See fewer
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Margaret Simons
Blonde - The Three Graces Blonde - The Three Graces   See fewer
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Kim Parker
Brunette - The Three Graces Brunette - The Three Graces   See fewer
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Beryl Kaye
Principal Dancer Principal Dancer   See fewer
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Thora Hird
Mrs. Oakroyd Mrs. Oakroyd   See fewer
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Beatrice Varley
Mrs. Jimmy Nunn Mrs. Jimmy Nunn   See fewer
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Alec McCowen
Albert Albert   See fewer
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Jimmy Carro
Leonard Leonard   See fewer
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Fabia Drake
Mrs. Tarvin Mrs. Tarvin   See fewer
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Brian Oulton
Fauntley Fauntley   See fewer
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Lloyd Pearson
Mr. Tarvin Mr. Tarvin   See fewer
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Ralph Truman
Memsford Memsford   See fewer
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Joyce Grenfell
Lady Parlitt Lady Parlitt   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Monte Mortimer Monte Mortimer   See fewer
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Agnes Bernelle
Ethel Georgia Ethel Georgia   See fewer
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Lloyd Lamble
Pitsner Pitsner   See fewer
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Nicholas Bruce
Chauffeur Chauffeur   See fewer
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Carole Lesley
Film Star (as Leslie Carroll) Film Star (as Leslie Carroll)   See fewer
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Larry Cross
Television Commentator Television Commentator   See fewer
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Campbell Cotts
The Critic The Critic   See fewer
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Shane Cordell
The Critic's Secretary The Critic's Secretary   See fewer
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Tom Gill
The Critic's Friend The Critic's Friend   See fewer
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Marianne Stone
Honeymoon Couple Honeymoon Couple   See fewer
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Max Butterfield
Honeymoon Couple Honeymoon Couple   See fewer
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Marjorie Rhodes
Mrs. Mounder Mrs. Mounder   See fewer
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Richard Leech
Ridvers Ridvers   See fewer
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Barbara Archer
Barmaid Barmaid   See fewer
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George Rose
Owner of RawsleyTheatre Owner of RawsleyTheatre   See fewer
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Ian Wilson
Mr. Droke Mr. Droke   See fewer
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Melvyn Hayes
Telegraph Boy Telegraph Boy   See fewer
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Claude Bonser
Pit Man Pit Man   See fewer
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Olwen Brookes
Woman on Tram Woman on Tram   See fewer
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Anthony Newley
Milbrau Milbrau   See fewer
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George Woodbridge
Ripe Gentleman Ripe Gentleman   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 83 votes