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The Great Little Tilley


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"The Great Little Tilley" is written by Hubert Gregg.
An impression of the life and times of the greatest male impersonator of them all.
[Starring] Pat Kirkwood as Vesta Tilley and Tony Britton as Walter de Frece
[with] Cyril Luckham as Harry Ball
(Tony Britton appears by permission of British Lion Film Corporation)
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Writer: Hubert Gregg
Research: Gale Pedrick
Costumes supervised by: Ena Nickalls
Special Orchestrations: Ray Terry
Special Orchestrations: Alan Yates
Orchestra Director: Eric Robinson
Designer: Roy Oxley
Producer: Brian Tesler
Vesta Tilley: Pat Kirkwood
Walter de Frece: Tony Britton
Harry Ball: Cyril Luckham

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