Dance Hall

1950

Directed By

Charles Crichton

Synopsis

With a story by Alexander Mackendrick (The Ladykillers, The Man in the White Suit, Whisky Galore!) and from the director of The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt, Dance Hall is a romantic melodrama centred round the life and loves of four working-class women who spend their Saturday nights at the Chiswick Palais dancing to the music of Ted Heath’s Big Band.

Natasha Parry (Romeo & Juliet, Oh, What A Lovely War!) stars as Eve, whose marriage to Phil (Donald Houston, The Longest Day, Room at the Top) is imperilled when she takes a different partner for an upcoming dance contest. Her reasoning is that Phil is a lousy dancer, but she loves him all the same; Phil, however, is the jealous type, who doesn’t quite see things Eve’s way. Petula Clark (Goodbye Mr Chips, Finian’s Rainbow) plays Georgie, whose ambition is to become a dance champion with her partner, Peter (Douglas Barr, Hue and Cry). Among the other familiar faces waltzing by in Dance Hall are Bonar Colleano, Diana Dors, Sydney Tafler, Gladys Henson, Dandy Nichols and Jane Hylton.

Cast
Petula Clark, Diana Dors, Natasha Parry
Other Credits

Written By E.V.H. Emmett, Alexander Mackendrick
& Diana Morgan

Release Date
21 January 2020
extras
  • New Making Of featurette
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Trailer
  • English SDH

Pressbook

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