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Peg of Old Drury

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Peg of Old Drury 1935

76 mins United Kingdom Director. Herbert Wilcox

Anna Neagle is on luminous form in Herbert Wilcox's exuberant account of actress Peg Woffington's rise to fame in 18th century London's equivalent of Theatreland. Whether as an obscure Dublin dancer or much feted Drury Lane star - As You Like It is just one of the Bard's featured plays - Neagle is never less than captivating. A young Jack Hawkins also puts in an appearance as one of Peg's would-be suitors – he even fights a duel with her.

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Directed by

Herbert Wilcox


Maire O'Neill

Margaretta Scott

Cedric Hardwicke

Anna Neagle


Historical drama Biopic


18th century


Shakespeare on Film




United Kingdom



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