A look at a home for retired theatrical performers, as well as some stars of the future.
Item title reads - Stars then and now.
Denville Hall, Northwood, Middlesex. Home for old age actors and actresses. M/S of the sign for Denville Hall, M/S old posters for plays, and pictures of the old performers. M/S of elderly lady reading "The Stage". Old actors and actresses sit in living room and a lady brings them their mail. Various shots as they read their letters. M/S of Doris Melville helping Nelson Ramsey with her hair. The camera pans down fireplace to elderly man, he lays his pipe on his open scrapbook.
M/S of 14 year old John Clark sitting in a tree, he plays Just William on the radio, he catapults something at a girl who chases him. M/S of Jacqueline Boyer who plays Violet Elizabeth on the show, she puts her ballet slippers on and does some exercises. Various good shots of Petula Clarke studying in class and playing netball in the playground. M/S of Jean Simmons practising deportment with a book on her head, and playing with her dog in the garden. M/S of Jean laughing with her mum, good shots. M/S of Anthony Wager, who played young Pip in "Great Expectations", he puts an apron on and washes up in the kitchen. M/S's of one of his scenes being filmed.