Friday, 3 August 2012

Cavalcade 1933

Jan Gabrial states that in November 1933 that she and Lowry went to see Coward's Cavalcade in London. We must assume that she is referring to the film rather than the stage production which ended its run in September 1932. The film version was directed by Frank Lloyd. The screenplay by Reginald Berkeley and Sonya Levien is based on the 1931 play of the same title by Noël Coward.

The film shows a view of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 through New Year's Day 1933, the film is presented from the point of view of well-to-do London residents Jane and Robert Marryot. Several historical events serve as background for the film, including the Second Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic, and World War I.

The cast includes:

Diana Wynyard as Jane Marryot
Clive Brook as Robert Marryot
Una O'Connor as Ellen Bridges
Herbert Mundin as Alfred Bridges
Irene Browne as Margaret Harris
Margaret Lindsay as Edith Harris
John Warburton as Edward Marryot
Bonita Granville as Young Fanny
Douglas Walton as Soldier

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