The Chaperone

Drama Biography


In 1922 Norma Carlisle was engaged as a chaperone for Louise Brooks and travelled with her to New York City, allowing the younger woman to take up a place at a dance school.

A delightful story set in the 1920s, where a lively world has been faithfully recreated on screen with colour, interest and a very different set of social expectations. The part of the story about a young dancer who became a silent movie star is true, and although she was accompanied by an older woman, the chaperone's story is a fictional one which in no way detracts from the entertainment delivered by this movie. Look at me.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 25th April 2019
StudioCanal 108 mins