Encore

1951

Harold French
Director (Gigolo and Gigolette)
Pat Jackson
Director (The Ant and the Grasshopper)
Anthony Pelissier
Director (Winter Cruise)
Two Cities Films
Production Company

Trio of tales from W. Somerset Maugham, who pops up to introduce them Alfred Hitchcock style. The first concerns two brothers, one a successful(-ish) business man and his ne're do well sibling. The second a garrulous spinster on the razzle aboard a cruise ship and the third the romantic ups and downs of a daredevil act.

Can't say I'm a fan of the author, and the tales, not whimsical enough to entertain and with nasty undecurrents.



9th November 1951
Cinema



89 mins
1.37:1


1st July 1952
Cinema

Not Rated

89 mins
1.37:1



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Glynis Johns
Stella Cotman
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Nigel Patrick
Tom Ramsay
("The Ant and the Grasshopper")
Kay Walsh
Miss Molly Reid
("Winter Cruise")
Roland Culver
George Ramsay
("The Ant and the Grasshopper")
Ronald Squire
Ship's Doctor
("Winter Cruise")
Jacques François
Pierre, French Steward
("Winter Cruise")
Charles Goldner
Paco Espinal
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Peter Graves
Philip Cronshaw
("The Ant and the Grasshopper")
David Hutcheson
Sandy Wescott
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
John Laurie
Andrews, Engineer
("Winter Cruise")
Mary Merrall
Flora Penezzi
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Terence Morgan
Syd Cotman
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Noel Purcell
Tom, Captain
("Winter Cruise")
Heather Thatcher
Eva Barret
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Charles Victor
Harry Bateman
("The Ant and the Grasshopper")
Daphne Barker
Italian Countess
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Irène Hilda
Singer
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
John Horsley
Joe, Mate
("Winter Cruise")
Guido Lorraine
Russian Prince
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Ferdy Mayne
Angelo, Headwaiter
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
Martin Miller
Carlo Penezzi
("Gigolo and Gigolette")
W. Somerset Maugham
Himself - Host and Story Teller
Antony Darnborough
Voice: Introductory Narrator
The Ant and the Grasshopper:
Frank Tickle
Pawnbroker
Patricia Raine
Sally, Office Girl
Dorothy Bramhall
Patrica Farrar, Secretary
Campbell Cotts
Club Member
Unknown
Man at Ascot
Unknown
Woman at Ascot
Naomi Chance
Woman at Ascot
Michael Trubshawe
Man at Ascot
Richard Nellor
Man at Ascot
Unknown Male 108
Rinaldi's Patron
Unknown
Rinaldi's Waiter
Margaret Withers
Mrs. Bateman
Alison Leggatt
Freda Ramsey
Margaret Vyner
Gertrude Wilmot
Patricia Glyn
The Ramsay's Maid
Winter Cruise:
Joan Harben
Miss Nora Price
Unknown
Customs Officer
Unknown
Customs Officer
Unknown
Crewman Hoisting Gangway
Unknown
Crewman Hoisting Gangway
Unknown
Cabin Attendant
Brenda Hogan
Newlywed
Vincent Ball
Newlywed
Wilfrid Caithness
Mr. Robinson
Muriel George
Mrs. Robinson
Carol Wolveridge
Daphne, Little Girl
John Boxer
Mr. Ballantyne
Vera Cook
Mrs. Ballantyne
John Warren
Ship's Officer
Unknown
Pianist at Party
Joseph Layode
Ship's Steward
Jamaica Producer
Miss Reid's Ship
Gigolo and Gigolette:
Fred Machon
Man in Casino Bar
Michael Allen
Casino Barman
John More
Man at Casino Bar
Monti de Lyle
Casino Waiter
John More
Madame Stella's Attendant with Petrol
Nicholas Bruce
Madame Stella's Attendant with Torch
Ned Lynch
Audience Member
Unknown
Casino Footman
Gaston Richer
Second Barman
Victor Harrington
Diner
John Serret
Casino Cashier
Martin Lyder
Casino Patron
Frederick Kelsey
Casino Patron
Jacques Cey
Croupier
Unknown
Casino Patron
Unknown
Casino Patron
Dave's Unknown Male 14
Casino Patron
Reg Thomason
Casino Patron
Unknown
Casino Patron
Unknown
Casino Patron
Unknown
Casino Patron
Unknown
Casino Patron
Robert Gregory
Casino Patron
Guy Du Monceau
Bandleader
Rex Garner
Casino Waiter
Casino de Monte Carlo
Casino de Monte Carlo

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