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The Dresser (1983)

The Dresser
7.4 Rating
(23 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Edward Fox

Edward Fox

Oxenby
Zena Walker

Zena Walker

Her Ladyship
Michael Gough

Michael Gough

Frank Carrington
Betty Marsden

Betty Marsden

Violet Manning


Written by
Ronald Harwood

Ronald Harwood

screenplay


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Difficult Men & the Men Who Love Them

2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 5 0:13
The late director of "The Dresser," it seems, has a great love of theater. He also appears to have an interest in Borderline Personalities. The movie has the amplified acting and general feel of a stage play, and provides us with one of the most annoying characters in some time- the peculiarly named Sir, played by the great British performer Albert Finney.

Sir is dramatic, narci... read more
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Release date: 6 December 1983
UPC: 043396037465
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25 From 83: My Favorite Films Of 1983 (25 movies items)

"It's the early years of the second World War and the bombs are raining their blitzkreig onto the city of London. Yet despite the crumbling concrete on the streets, when it comes to a touring performance of King Lear, the show must go on. Based on the award-winning stage play of the same name, The Dresser is an equally award-winning big screen adaptation which tells the tale of Norman, a personal assistant to an aging tyrannical Shakespearean actor. Riding an emotional rollercoaster, Norman"


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"Norman Played by Tom Courteney"


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" Albert Finney as Sir in "the Dresser" (3rd nomination) Tom Courtenay as Norman in "the Dresser" (2nd nomination)"


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"Allegra Geller. Total Votes - 1"


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Academy Award for Best Picture (506 movies items)

"1983 NOMINEE - Columbia. Produced by Peter Yates"


moviebuff15 posted a review 2 years, 8 months ago

Difficult Men & the Men Who Love Them

“The late director of "The Dresser," it seems, has a great love of theater. He also appears to have an interest in Borderline Personalities. The movie has the amplified acting and general feel of a stage play, and provides us with one of the most annoying characters in some time- the peculiarly named Sir, played by the great British performer Albert Finney.

Sir is dramatic, narcissistic, and generally a pain in the whoseits whatits. "Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do!" He bellows at a moment when he feels especially wronged. Appropriately, he's also an actor.

Behind every jackass there's a victim of their jackasserie, and though Sir's antics cause much unrest, the main victim in question is Norman, played by Tom Courtenay, who works for him, cares for him” read more

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