Waiting in the wings

Edward Fleming, Denmark, 1987

103 min.DK/Feature

Edward Fleming directed a stage production of Noel Coward's "Waiting in the Wings" in 1981. When he brought the comedy into the film studios, he brought along some of his stage actresses as well. The empathy between director and actresses is obvious in the individual showcasing of each of the ladies appearing on the screen as the squabbling inhabitants of a home for retired distaff thespians.
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Original title Sidste akt
Danish title Sidste akt
Director Edward Fleming
Screenplay Edward Fleming
Based on Noel Cowards skuespil "Waiting in the Wings" (1960).
Producer Bo Christensen
Director of Photography Claus Loof
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Preben Mortensen, John Nielsen, Carl Aage Hansen, Lennart Birch
Production designer Henning Bahs
Appearance Birgitte Federspiel, Mime Fønss, Kirsten Rolffes, Holger Juul Hansen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 23.01.1987
Cinemas Roskilde, Odense, Esbjerg, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Næstved Bio, Holstebro, ABCinema
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film


Direction Edward Fleming
Assistant director Tom Hedegaard
Continuity Karen Bentzon
Continuity assistant Sanni Sylvester Petersen


Script Edward Fleming


Production Edward Fleming
Producer Bo Christensen
Production manager Lene Nielsen
Production manager Gisela Bergquist
Production assistant Tine Larsen


Cinematography Claus Loof
First assistant camera Jesper Find
Key grip Gunner Nielsen


Still photographer Else Kjær Hedegaard

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Eg Norre
Electrical dept. Michael Wils
Electrical dept. Kim Sejer Larsen
Assistant lighting technician Jacob Marlow


Editing Grete Møldrup
Assistant editor Karen Margrethe Nielsen

Production design

Assistant art director Nicole Rehné
Production designer Henning Bahs
Props Ena Eisel
Props Arvid Berg
Props Søren Gam


Wardrobe Annelise Hauberg
Wardrobe Ole Glæsner
Wardrobe Pia Myrdal


Makeup Elizabeth Bukkehave
Makeup Betina Timi Yoro
Makeup Tine Buch
Makeup Flemming Vad


Sound Preben Mortensen
Sound John Nielsen
Sound Carl Aage Hansen
Sound Lennart Birch


Lotta Bainbridge Birgitte Federspiel
May Davenport Mime Fønss
Miss Archie Kirsten Rolffes
Perry Lascoe Holger Juul Hansen
Sarita Myrtle Else Petersen
Elvira Elin Reimer
Esther Tove Maës
Bonnie Erni Arneson
Cora Clarke Jytte Breuning
Molly Lily Broberg
Maudie Melrose Gerda Gilboe
Martha Berthe Qvistgaard
Mr. Osborne Ebbe Rode
Dora Lillian Tillegreen
Doreen Helle Merete Jensen
Maggie Vera Gebuhr
Harry Axel Strøbye
Gloria Lisbeth Movin
Linda White Anne Marie Helger
Dr. Jenkins Ove Sprogøe

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