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|After the Ball|
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|Directed by||Compton Bennett|
|Produced by||Peter Rogers|
|Written by||Peter Blackmore|
|Music by||Ken Jones (Uncredited)|
Eric Rogers (Uncredited)
|Edited by||Peter Boita|
|Distributed by||Independent Film Distributors|
After the Ball is a 1957 British biographical film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey and Jerry Stovin. It portrays the life of the stage performer Vesta Tilley. It was made at Beaconsfield Studios.
- Pat Kirkwood as Vesta Tilley
- Laurence Harvey as Walter de Frece
- Jerry Stovin as Frank Tanhill
- Jerry Verno as Harry Ball
- Clive Morton as Henry de Frece
- Marjorie Rhodes as Bessie
- Leonard Sachs as Richard Warner
- Ballard Berkeley as Andrews
- June Clyde as Lottie Gibson
- Charles Victor as Stagehand
- Tom Gill as Manager
- Peter Carlisle as Oscar Hammerstein
- George Margo as Tony Pastor
- Mark Baker as George M. Cohan
- Terry Cooke as Dan Leno Jr
- Barbara Roscoe as Patricia
- Margaret Sawyer as Little Tilley
TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "(Pat) Kirkwood puts zest into the rousing music-hall numbers that made Tilley an enduring star, but the script trudges on and the wait between musical moments may not be worth the reward. It's incomprehensible how director Compton Bennett and writers Hubert Gregg and Peter Blackmore could have made such a yawn out of such a good true story."
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