Michael Crawford is an English actor, comedian, and singer, best known for playing ‘Frank Spencer’ on the hit 70s show ‘Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em’ (1973-1978). He is also known for playing the lead role in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1986-90). He made his screen debut in 1952, in the ‘BBC Sunday-Night Theatre.’ He made his first film appearance in the 1958 film ‘Soapbox Derby’ in the role of ‘Peter Toms.’ His popular films include ‘Blow Your Own Trumpet’ (1958), ‘A French Mistress’ (1960), ‘The Jokers’ (1967), ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (1969), and ‘Barnum’ (1986). His failed films include ‘How I Won the War’ (1967), ‘Hello-Goodbye’ (1970), and ‘Condorman’ (1981). Some of his TV appearances came in shows, such as ‘Three Golden Nobles’ (1959), ‘Sir Francis Drake ‘(1961-62), and ‘Chalk and Cheese’ (1979). He won a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nomination for his performance in ‘Michael Crawford in Concert’ (1998 ) and three ‘BAFTA’ nominations as well.
Dolly is a matchmaker who is currently searching for a wife for Horace, a grumpy man who is a “half-millionaire”. However, soon it seems that she wants to marry him herself, and eventually, she travels to Yonkers to pay him a visit. However, she is met with surprise when she learns that Horace loves a woman named Irene. However, Irene doesn’t love Horace, but is only interested in financial security.
This musical comedy film tells the story of a Roman slave Pseudolus, who hopes to earn his freedom by playing matchmaker for his master’s son, and uniting the latter with Philia, a courtesan. Things however, don’t go according to plan at all.