FILM : Smallest Show on Earth, The
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Smallest Show on Earth, The 1957 Basil Dearden, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers, Leslie Phillips, Bernard Miles London, Middlesex, Staffordshire
Director : Basil Dearden   Production Company : British Lion Films  Region : LONDON R-S,SOUTH EAST R-Z,MIDLANDS

A young couple inherit a decrepit, debt-ridden cinema and it's elderly, eccentric staff.

Replacement screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as 'Big Time Operators' (US Title)

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Smallest Show on Earth, The - Trains rumble past as the first film is shown when the Spensers learn about Old Tom's careless mistake and decide to open up the Bijou for real.
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea021. Trains rumble past as the first film is shown when the Spensers learn about Old Tom's careless mistake and decide to open up the Bijou for real.

Smallest Show on Earth, The - Projectionist Percy Quill has a skip in his step as he makes his way home after the opening night.
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea022. Projectionist Percy Quill has a skip in his step as he makes his way home after the opening night.

Smallest Show on Earth, The - Albert Hardcastle crosses to the Grand's queue when he sees Matt and Jean waiting. Outside the Gaumont Palace with buildings at the junction of Great Church Lane and Fulham Palace Road in the background.
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea023. Albert Hardcastle crosses to the Grand's queue when he sees Matt and Jean waiting. Outside the Gaumont Palace with buildings at the junction of Great Church Lane and Fulham Palace Road in the background.

smshea023n. Outside what is now the "Apollo" and a very much changed scene. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 29-11-2017)

Smallest Show on Earth, The - Finally realising that they can't carry on, the morning after they show the Bijou's final film, Matt awakes to see the burnt out ruin of the Grand. A matte painting included for completeness.
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea024. Finally realising that they can't carry on, the morning after they show the Bijou's final film, Matt awakes to see the burnt out ruin of the Grand. A matte painting included for completeness.

Smallest Show on Earth, The - Having sold the town's remaining cinema to Hardcastle, Matt and Jean look back from the train to see Mrs. Fazackalee (Margaret Rutherford), Percy Quill (Peter Sellers), Robin and Old Tom waving to them from the platform. Uxbridge Vine Street station. The site is now occupied by Hertz House.
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea025. Having sold the town's remaining cinema to Hardcastle, Matt and Jean look back from the train to see Mrs. Fazackalee (Margaret Rutherford), Percy Quill (Peter Sellers), Robin and Old Tom waving to them from the platform. Uxbridge Vine Street station. The site is now occupied by Hertz House.

Smallest Show on Earth, The - Matt and Jean wave back before they begin to ponder Old Tom's last words to them -
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea026. Matt and Jean wave back before they begin to ponder Old Tom's last words to them - "It were th'only way weren't it?". Facing south on the platform of Uxbridge's Vine Street station.

Smallest Show on Earth, The - As the train heads into the sunset, Matt and Jean dream of a trip to Samarkand. We're back around Longton in Staffordshire for the final shot of the film.
Smallest Show on Earth, The

smshea027. As the train heads into the sunset, Matt and Jean dream of a trip to Samarkand. We're back around Longton in Staffordshire for the final shot of the film.

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