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25 July 1960

The Entertainer is a 1960 British drama film directed by Tony Richardson, produced by Harry Saltzman and adapted from the stage play of the same name written by John Osborne. The screenplay was adapted from the stage play by Osborne and Nigel Kneale. The film stars Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice, a failing third-rate music-hall stage performer who tries to keep his career going even as the music-hall tradition fades into history and his personal life falls apart. It was filmed on location in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe. Olivier was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

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