The Dresser

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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The compelling study of the intense relationship between the exhausted and aging leader of a wartime Shakespearian company, “Sir” (Albert Finney), and his homosexual dresser, Norman (Tom Courtenay). Adapted by Ronald Harwood from his own play, “The Dresser” is based on the touring career of Donald Wolfit whose dresser the author was. A film rich in comedy, compassion and love for the theatre.

Credits

producer/director

Peter Yates

production company

Goldcrest

Columbia

Language

English

Duration

01:53:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37270

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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