Stop the World: I Want to Get Off

Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966)


  • Genre: Music
  • Release Date: 1966-04-25
  • User Rating: 4.3/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Philip Saville
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From 3 Ratings
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Summary

The Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse London and Broadway musical hit Stop the World, I Want to Get Off is given literal treatment in this filmization. Newley stars as Littlechap, whose allegorical rise to success is countered by the instability of his private life. Like the play, the film is staged impressionistically, with Newley decked out in mime makeup and periodically stopping the action to address the audience, and with all the women in his life -- German, American and "Typically English" -- played by a single actress (Millicent Martin, taking over from the stage version's Anna Quayle). In Wizard of Oz fashion, the play itself is lensed in color, while the brief prologue, showing the actors preparing for their performance, is in black-and-white. The production includes such standards (and perennial audition pieces) as What Kind of Fool Am I? and Gonna Build a Mountain.

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  • Tony Tanner

    as Little Chap
  • Millicent Martin

    as Evie / Anya / Ara / Ginnie
  • Leila Croft

    as Susan
  • Valerie Croft

    as Jane
  • Neil Hawley

    as Little Little Chap
Directing Philip Saville Director
Writing Leslie Bricusse Writer
Writing Anthony Newley Writer
Costume & Make-Up Rebecca Breed Wardrobe Assistant
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Sound Leslie Bricusse Songs
Writing Leslie Bricusse Lyricist
Sound Anthony Newley Songs
Writing Anthony Newley Lyricist

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