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Simon and Laura

  • Film

Time Out says

Throughout most of the '50s, British cinema regarded its pushy new rival, television, with a mix of alarm and disdain. While Hollywood tried to combat the small screen with CinemaScope and 3-D, the Brits mocked the medium in a series of gentle satires. Here, Simon and Laura (Finch and Kendall) are the Richard and Judy of their day, a married couple who feign domestic bliss for the sake of the small screen, but bicker constantly as soon as they're off-air. Just as in Finch's later, more savage TV satire, Network, they soon learn that acting angry for the cameras does wonders for the ratings.
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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Muriel Box
  • Screenwriter:Peter Blackmore
  • Cast:
    • Peter Finch
    • Kay Kendall
    • Muriel Pavlow
    • Hubert Gregg
    • Maurice Denham
    • Ian Carmichael
    • Richard Wattis
    • Thora Hird
    • Joan Hickson
    • Charles Hawtrey
    • Gilbert Harding
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