The Verger

Topics: Quartet, Encore, English film actors Pages: 3 (803 words) Published: April 23, 2011
Trio (film)
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Directed by| Ken Annakin
Harold French|
Produced by| Antony Darnborough|
Written by| W. Somerset Maugham(stories and screenplay)
Noel Langley
R. C. Sherriff|
Starring| James Hayter
Kathleen Harrison
Nigel Patrick
Wilfred Hyde-White
Jean Simmons
Michael Rennie
Roland Culver|
Release date(s)| 1 August 1950|
Running time| 91 minutes|
Country| United Kingdom|
Language| English|
Trio (also known as W. Somerset Maugham's Trio) is a 1950 British anthology film based on three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham: "The Verger", "Mr. Know-All" and "Sanatorium".Ken Annakin directed "The Verger" and "Mr. Know-All", while Harold French was responsible for "Sanatorium". Trio is the second of a film trilogy, all consisting of adaptations of Maugham's stories, preceded by the 1948 Quartet and followed by the 1951 Encore. Sydney Box was nominated for the Academy Award for Sound, Recording. Contents [hide] * 1 Plot * 1.1 The Verger * 1.2 Mr. Know-All * 1.3 Sanatorium * 2 Cast * 2.1 The Verger * 2.2 Mr. Know-All * 2.3 Sanatorium * 3 External links| -------------------------------------------------

The Verger
The new vicar (Michael Hordern) of St. Peter's Church is astonished to learn that the long-serving verger, Albert Foreman (James Hayter), is illiterate. When Foreman refuses to learn to read, the vicar feels he has no choice but to fire him. On the way back to his lodgings, Foreman notices that there is not a tobacconist shop in the area. Needing work, he decides to open one. He also takes the opportunity to propose to his landlady, Emma (Kathleen Harrison). Their fledgling business is very successful, and Foreman soon sets up another shop, run by his stepdaughter and her husband. Over the next decade, Foreman starts up more and more shops, becoming a wealthy man in the process and...
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