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Raise the Roof

  • Film

Time Out says

A refreshingly unpretentious backstage musical, set among the lower reaches of the theatre world, where a tatty revue company that makes Hamlet seem like a perishing pantomime battles valiantly against the catcalls and rotten tomatoes. Fortunately it has the inestimable advantage of silents star Betty Balfour, trembling on the brink of love with a bizarre mixture of worldly vulgarity and little girl charm. Like a ruffled cockatoo, she bullies her fellow players into dropping their costumes and their actorly aspirations and giving the public what it wants: 'Laughter and legs...mostly legs'. Nice to know Britain has a musical tradition to be proud of.
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Release Details

  • Duration:77 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Walter Summers
  • Screenwriter:Walter Summers, Philip MacDonald
  • Cast:
    • Betty Balfour
    • Maurice Evans
    • Jack Raine
    • Sam Livesey
    • Ellis Jeffreys
    • Arthur Hardy
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