After the Ball (1957)


Vesta Tilley is the daughter of a music-hall chairman who watches shows from the wings with great enthusiasm. One day, her father finds her dressed as a boy, singing to an audience of dolls. Her act, he believes, is good enough to be performed in front of a live audience. As time goes on, word of her spreads. Viewed as the first male impersonator, her fame leads her into marriage to a nobleman.

Director: Compton Bennett.
Stars: Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey, Jerry Stovin, Jerry Verno, Clive Morton, Marjorie Rhodes, Leonard Sachs, Ballard Berkeley, Margaret Sawyer, Franklyn Scott, Concepta Fennell, Una Venning, David Hurst, Roland Brand, Philip Ashley.


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  1. Steve Burstein
    November 14, 2019

    With Ballard Berkely, “The Major” himself!

  2. Steve Burstein
    November 14, 2019

    RONNIE CORBETT(“The Two Ronnies”)at 34:35!

  3. Steve Burstein
    November 14, 2019

    Pat Kirkwood had already played Vesta Tilly on British TV, and she also played Marie Lloyd, another Music Hall star. Incredibly enough, this was her last film, though she made sporadic TV appearances in the UK until 1994.

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