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 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 ...
Nobby
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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(RCA Photophone High Fidelity)

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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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Sing As We Go
by Harry Parr Davies (as Harry Parr-Davies)
Sung by Gracie Fields
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A Mavelous Comic Genius
8 September 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Sing As We Go is a perfect example of the appeal that Gracie Fields had for the United Kingdom during the Depression Years. Plucky Gracie the eternal optimist who met life on its own terms with a smile and a song and not a few good belly laughs. She was the perfect symbol of the working class working woman in Great Britain.

In her town in Northern England, the main employer is a mill which has had to shut down. They might re-open if the owners led by John Loder can convince an industrialist of a new process for refining cotton. Until then Gracie and the whole town is on the 'dole' which is what they called welfare back then. In the USA it was called 'relief' during those years.

Gracie decides to go to the resort town of Blackpool to pick up whatever work she can there and have a good time doing it. She's staying with cousin Dorothy Hyson who Loder would like to take up with when he visits Blackpool on holiday.

Blackpool is quite the resort area still in the UK and the film was shot there and offers a marvelous look at life during the Depression in Great Britain. Folks had to amuse themselves with simple pleasures and in Blackpool they did it with gusto.

Fields had a marvelous comic genius, the equivalent of Lucille Ball and she also had a great singing voice, not just for comic songs, but for serious ballads as well, though we don't see that here. Her records still sell well on CDs in the United Kingdom.


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