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Film Description

On April 4th Reg Harcourt interviewed Lord Olivier (then Sir Lawrence Oliver) about the play Juno and The Paycock by Sean O'Casey, a National Theatre production which premiered at Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham that day before transferring to London on 26th April.

He talks to Reg Harcourt about why he chose Birmingham for the premiere, describing the city's theatre goers as 'a marvellous audience, frightfully intelligent, warm, glowing and I thought if I can open this play out of town...I'm going to try Birmingham as I think they'll appreciate it.'

He also talks about his love of directing, why plays shouldn't be cast in order to cast star names and how important it is to him that he develops a strong theatre company as a lasting legacy.

The cast and crew for this production were:


‘Captain’ Jack Boyle - Colin Blakely
‘Needle’ Nugent - Harry Lomax
A Coal Block vendor; Neighbour - Keith Marsh
An Irregular Mobiliser - Anthony Hopkins
Charles Bentham, National Teacher - Peter Cellier
Furniture removal Man; T/O Neighbour - Christopher Timothy
Irregular - Lewis Jones
Irregular - Malcolm Terris
Jerry Devine - Michael Gambon
Johnny Boyle - Ronald Pickup
Joxer Daly - Frank Finlay
Juno Boyle - Joyce Redman
Mary Boyle - Caroline John
Mrs Maisie Madigan - Madge Ryan
Mrs Tancred - Maggie Riley
Neighbour - Petronella Barker
Neighbour - Margo Cunningham
Neighbour; T/O Coal Black Vendor - David Hargreaves
Sewing Machine Man; Furniture Removal Man - Reginald Green


Assistant director Louisa Browne
Designer Carmen Dillon
Director Laurence Olivier
Lighting designer Richard Pilbrow
Lighting designer John B Read
Photographer Angus McBean
Special Associate Harry Hutchinson

Duration:  4 mins 23 seconds 
/ Sound
Ratio: 4:3
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