DirectorDavid Eady Music directorTed Astley Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 1959 (UK) WriterMargot Bennett, Cecily Finn (story), Joan OConnor (story) Initial releaseJune 1959 (United Kingdom) CastTed Ray (Bert), Irene Handl (Bebe), Greta Gynt (Rosie), Allan Cuthbertson (Philip), Dermot Walsh (Aubrey Drake) Similar moviesRelated David Eady movies
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The Crowning Touch is a 1959 British comedy film directed by David Eady and starring Ted Ray, Irene Handl and Greta Gynt.
The "Crowning Touch" of the title is a fancy ladies hat. It has been ordered and specially set aside at a posh British hat shop, but no one has come to collect it. Three of the shop's staff offer different reasons as to why the pretty young girl who'd ordered the hat never showed up.
Ted Ray as Bert
Greta Gynt as Rosie
Griffith Jones as Mark
Sydney Tafler as Joe
Dermot Walsh as Aubrey Drake
Maureen Connell as Julia
Colin Gordon as Stacey
Irene Handl as Bebe
Allan Cuthbertson as Philip
Diane Hart as Tess
Joan Benham as Daphne
Maurice Kaufmann as David
Allmovie called the film "a serviceable British shaggy-dog story, graced by the presence of such top talents as Greta Gynt, Griffith Jones, Sydney Tafler, Dermot Walsh and Irene Handl."
TV Guide called it an "okay English comedy...A number of distinguished performers lift this one above the average."