May 29, 2023
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism.
Classic kitchen sink drama this week from John Osborne and Tony Richardson featuring an all-star British cast headed by Laurence Olivier
The Entertainer (1960)
London schoolteacher Jean Rice (Joan Plowright) returns to her seaside resort hometown at a time of personal crisis. Her father, Archie (Laurence Olivier), is a star on the music hall circuit, but, in the television age, that old-fashioned entertainment is dying out. His second wife, Phoebe (Brenda De Banzie), is openly contemptuous of her husband's many affairs, and his son, Mick (Albert Finney), is a soldier fighting in the Suez. Despite Archie's unflagging optimism, tragic events unfold.