The Good Companions

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Priestley's novel is given a Technicolor and CinemaScope update making it far plusher than the tightly budgeted 1933 version. This time Johnson, Portman and Fraser are the spinster, the bluff Northerner and the teacher who bring new life to the Dinky Doos pierrot troupe, and put youngster Scott's name up in lights. It doesn't have quite the same charm as the earlier adaptation, but is solidly done all the same, with a regiment of familiar faces in the minor roles.

By: TJ

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Director: J Lee Thompson
Screenwriter: TJ Morrison
Cast: Celia Johnson
Eric Portman
John Fraser
Janette Scott
Hugh Griffith
Joyce Grenfell
Rachel Roberts
Thora Hird
Mona Washbourne
Alec McCowen
John Le Mesurier
Anthony Newley