The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Title: The Entertainer

Release: 1960

Rating: 7.1

Language: English

Country: UK

Runtime: 96

Genre: Drama

The Entertainer

Release 1960
Rating 7.1
Language English
Country UK
Runtime 96
Genre Drama



On the far side of middle age, Archie Rice lives in a British seaside resort with his father, retired successful vaudevillian Billy Rice, second wife Phoebe Rice, and doting son Frank Rice. Following in retired Billy's footsteps, Archie is a song-and-dance music hall headliner, with Frank supporting his dad as his shows' stage manager. The waning popularity of Archie's type of shows, a dying form of entertainment, is not helped by Archie's stale second rate material, which brings in small unappreciative crowds. Archie clings to his long held lifestyle, including heavy drinking and chronic infidelity, of which Phoebe is aware. What Archie has not told his offspring is that Phoebe was his mistress while he was still married to their now deceased mother. His want to be a music hall headliner is despite his financial problems, he an undischarged bankrupt who now signs Phoebe's name to everything. Phoebe wants them to escape this life to something more stable, such as the offer from her ...

Director :

Tony Richardson

Writer :

John Osborne (adapted from the play by), John Osborne (screenplay), Nigel Kneale (screenplay)

Actors :

... Archie Rice

... Phoebe Rice

... Billy Rice

... Jean Rice

... Frank Rice

... Graham

... Mick Rice