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The Kitchen (1961)





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This microcosmic comedy/drama is set in the kitchen of a swank London restaurant. The kitchen's unofficial father-figure is chef Carl Mohner, who gleefully advises his fellow workers to enjoy life and to seek their heart's desires. But no one is around to boost Mohner's morale when his planned marriage to waitress Mary Yeomans is shot down in flames. This culinary variation of the Grand Hotel theme was the handiwork of screenwriter Sidney Cole. Because of its nonstop action and huge cast, the stage adaptation of The Kitchen has become a favorite of local repertory theatres in both England and the US. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Eric Pohlmann
as Mr. Marango
James Bolam
as Michael
Sean Lynch
as Dimitri
Veronica Wells
as Sixth Waitress
Gwen Nelson
as Eighth Waitress
Jennifer Wallace
as Ninth Waitress
Joan Geary
as 11th Waitress
Rosalind Knight
as 19th Waitress
Susan Field
as 20th Waitress
Ruth Meyers
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for The Kitchen

All Critics (2)

Arnold Wesker's off-beat and interesting view of a restaurant kitchen as a microcosmic world tells some truths about us all. A good film, often hard to find.

February 4, 2020 | Full Review…

There is nothing new or profound about this British film made from an early play by Arnold Wesker, but James Hill's direction is competent and the acting is good.

July 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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