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The Smallest Show on Earth

  • Film

Time Out says

A delightfully eccentric comedy, with Travers and McKenna inheriting a fleapit cinema called The Bijou, and fighting a takeover by the owners of The Grand, which 'conveniently' burns down. An Ealing-style allegory of English resolve, scripted by William Rose and John Eldridge, it's memorable chiefly for Sellers' drunken old projectionist, clinging to his machines whenever a train goes by, and Rutherford's belligerent cashier.
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Release Details

  • Duration:81 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Basil Dearden
  • Screenwriter:William Rose, John Eldridge
  • Cast:
    • Bill Travers
    • Virginia McKenna
    • Peter Sellers
    • Margaret Rutherford
    • Bernard Miles
    • Leslie Phillips
    • Sidney James
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