After the Ball (1957 film)

After the Ball is a 1957 British biographical film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey and Jerry Stovin.[1] It portrays the life of the stage performer Vesta Tilley.[2] It was made at Beaconsfield Studios with sets designed by the art director Norman G. Arnold.

After the Ball
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Directed byCompton Bennett
Written byPeter Blackmore
Hubert Gregg
Produced byPeter Rogers
StarringPat Kirkwood
Laurence Harvey
Jerry Stovin
CinematographyJack Asher
Edited byPeter Boita
Music byKen Jones (Uncredited)
Eric Rogers (Uncredited)
Distributed byIndependent Film Distributors
Release date
13 August 1957
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "(Pat) Kirkwood puts zest into the rousing music-hall numbers that made Tilley an enduring star, but the script trudges on and the wait between musical moments may not be worth the reward. It's incomprehensible how director Compton Bennett and writers Hubert Gregg and Peter Blackmore could have made such a yawn out of such a good true story."[3]


  1. ^ "After The Ball (1957)". BFI. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "After the Ball (1953) - Compton Bennett - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".
  3. ^ "After The Ball".

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