Meet Me Tonight (1952)

A compendium of three Noël Coward-penned stories that cover music hall mayhem, suburban suffering and a romp on the Riviera.

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Introduction

A wealth of British talent enlivens this Noël Coward omnibus, consisting of three slices of life told with his trademark blend of incisive wit and affectionate observation. From music hall mayhem to suburban suffering and a romp on the Riviera, each playlet features a top-notch cast whose exuberant performances bring the situations to life.

The adaptations were done by Coward himself; he had already repurposed some of his one-act plays for the screen, most notably in the form of his best-known feature Brief Encounter. While the tales told here are less poignant, they are no less potent in their reflections on personal relations and social mores – and for sheer entertainment value, they’re hard to beat.

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