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The Boyfriend (The Boy Friend) (1971)

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Starring (View all)
Twiggy Twiggy
Polly
Murray Melvin Murray Melvin
Alphonse
Moyra Fraser Moyra Fraser
Mme. Dubonnet
Vladek Sheybal Vladek Sheybal
De Thrill


Written by
Ken Russell Ken Russell
(screenplay)


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When the leading lady of a low-budget musical revue sprains her ankle, the assistant stage manager is forced to understudy and perform in her place, becoming a star and finding love in the process.
Release date: 24 December 1971
Tags: Dancing (1), Comedy (1), Romance (1), Musical (1), 1971 (1), Stage Musical (1), French Maid (1), D.T. (1), The Great Tommy Tune (1), Twiggy (1)
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"UNDER THE RADAR Twiggy My favorite performance in any musical film is by Twiggy in Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend, hands down. Of course, there are those actresses who can really, really sing. And there’s nothing like watching Ginger Rogers dance. Twiggy isn’t a great dancer—although she’s pretty good—and she certainly isn’t a musical prodigy. In The Boy Friend, Twiggy is barely out of her teens and she’s never acted before. I’m sure when the casting was announced, there were ple"



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