The Dresser

  • 1983
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

The head of a Shakespearean acting troupe touring England during WWII, "Sir" (Albert Finney) is a senile boozer who is looked after by his gay dresser, Norman (Tom Courtenay). In episodic fashion, the film reveals Norman's devotion to his employer and the complexities of the relationship between the two men of the theater. This adaptation of Ronald Harwood's...read more

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The Dresser - Trailer
02:05 — During World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's King Lear. With the lead actor missing, Norman must rally to keep (more…)
The Dresser - Official Trailer
00:31 — During World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's King Lear. With the lead actor missing, Norman must rally to keep (more…)
(Movie Clip) You Scotch-Ass Zulu
Having rescued lead actor and manager Sir (Albert Finney) from a senile episode, Norman (Tom Courtenay) prepares him and supporting actors (Michael Go (more…)
(Movie Clip) Stop That Train!
Norman (Tom Courtenay) leads the way as the aging Shakespearean company directed by Sir (Albert Finney) attempts a wartime change of trains, in The Dr (more…)

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  • Released: 1983
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: The head of a Shakespearean acting troupe touring England during WWII, "Sir" (Albert Finney) is a senile boozer who is looked after by his gay dresser, Norman (Tom Courtenay). In episodic fashion, the film reveals Norman's devotion to his employer and the… (more)

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