When the textile mill closes, putting her out of work, Gracie finds herself experiencing all of the amusements of Blackpool.

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Gracie Fields ...
Gracie Platt
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Hugh Phillips
Dorothy Hyson ...
Phyllis Logan
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Policeman
Frank Pettingell ...
Uncle Murgatroyd Platt
Lawrence Grossmith ...
Sir William Upton
Morris Harvey ...
The Cowboy
Arthur Sinclair ...
The Great Maestro
Maire O'Neill ...
Madame Osiris
Ben Field ...
Olive Sloane ...
Violet - The Song-Plugger's Girlfriend
Margaret Yarde ...
Mrs. Clotty
Evelyn Roberts ...
Parkinson
Norman Walker ...
Hezekiah Crabtree
James R. Gregson
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When the textile mill closes, putting her out of work, Gracie finds herself experiencing all of the amusements of Blackpool.

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29 October 1934 (UK)  »

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Med paa den værste  »

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When ordered to move on by a policeman played by Stanley Holloway, Gracie mutters: "Sam, Sam, pick up yer musket", a line from a monologue made famous by Stanley Holloway. See more »

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The Union Flag shown under then ending credits is upside down. See more »

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Featured in Forever Ealing (2002) See more »

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Love, Wonderful Love
(uncredited)
Written by Leo Towers and Harry Leon
Performed by Gracie Fields Stanley Holloway and Norman Walker
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"A song and a smile make life worth while"
10 July 2005 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

I have a sneaking feeling that Sing As We Go was the late film critic Leslie Halliwell's favourite film of all time. It was in his Top 100, in the '70's he scripted at least 2 UK ITV Clapperboard programmes about it, and the tape I've got comes from '89, when UK Channel 4 let him show a season of his favourites. It's wonderful what rose-tinted spectacles can do - unfortunately I didn't see this at 5 years old as he did, and in situ, so to write. It's been a world away for a couple of generations now, the only probable solace for serious viewers is examining and later presenting dissertations at their University on the significance of and from an enlightened historical perspective the social conditions prevalent in North West England in the early '30's, and the way it was (conventionally) displayed on screen for mass consumption by the plebs. Being merely a pleb I've always enjoyed SAWG, warts an' all, purely from an entertainment point of view!

Gracie thrown on t' dole, finds odds jobs in Blackpool, helps the beautiful girl from London Dorothy Hyson land the handsome London-type John Loder that she's been carrying torch for herself. Some nice action shots at the Pleasure Beach, and some nice songs along the way. "Love, wonderful love" especially showed Gracie's marvellous voice off well, "Sing As We Go" itself, as well as "Just A Catchy Little Tune" were chopped about at the dictates of the script. It's a pity Stanley Holloway didn't get time to do "Sam" or summat, but as least he's there, and he does do a short routine near the end. Frank Pettingell is sterling as drunken Uncle Murgatroyd, but again regrettably his intriguing past career as a clock-mender was skimmed over with a few witticisms.

You won't see a more 1930's Northern-authentic film than this, and although it probably isn't in my Top 100, with an open mind and heart it's a joy to watch.


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