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The Gentle Flame


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Written and produced by Francis Essex.
(Based on a story by Hans Andersen)
[Starring] Julie Andrews and John Fraser
Eric Robinson conducts the Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum)


Writer/producer: Francis Essex
Based on a story by: Hans Andersen
Special lyrics and music: Peter Myers
Special lyrics and music: Ronald Cass
Incidental music scored by: Bruce Campbell
Orchestra conductor: Eric Robinson
[Orchestra] leader: David McCallum
Settings designed by: Stephen Taylor
Film sequences photographed by: A. A. Englander
[Film sequences] edited by: Pamela Bosworth
Trissa: Julie Andrews
The shopkeeper: Jay Denyer
The rich woman: Pauline Loring
Her daughter: Jean Dallas
The urchin: Ronnie Raymond
Meg: Marian Chapman
Vicky: Carol Austin
Charles: John Fraser
[Actor]: Peter Boyes
[Actor]: Kerry Gardner
[Actress]: Kim Grant
[Actor]: John Greenwood
[Actor]: William Patenall
[Actor]: Kenneth Watson
Singers: Singers from Brompton Oratory Boys' Choir

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