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Cheer Boys Cheer (1939)

Shades of "Romeo and Juliet" with rival British Brewery owners who hate each other and their children who fall in love.

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Nova Pilbeam ...
Margaret Greenleaf
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Edward Ironside
Jimmy O'Dea ...
Mat Boyle
Moore Marriott ...
Geordie
Graham Moffatt ...
Albert
Peter Coke ...
John Ironside
C.V. France ...
Tom Greenleaf
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Saunders
Sidney Monckton ...
Sancho
Ivor Barnard ...
Naseby
Jean Webster-Brough ...
Belle (as Jean Webster Brough)
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Set in the world of brewing, a classic tale (an Ealing speciality) of the small, friendly, family run company being threatened with closure by the nasty, modern, large organisation. Bringing in familiar farce elements such as mistaken identity, slapstick and even pie fights, the tale is resolved through the love felt by the children of the opposing brewery owners. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Naseby: You've rationalised the taste out of it. I vote we forget about the quantity for a bit and concentrate on quality. What's the use of machinery that can produce 10,000 bottles a minute when you can't offer one to your friends?
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1 March 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A sharply turned romantic comedy as Peter Coke attempts to sabotage an old-fashioned brewery and woo Nova Pilbeam at the same time.

Part of the charm of this movie for me is that I see here one of the forebears of the Ealing comedies of the 1950s -- Ronald Neame worked on this, as well as S.C. Balcon, one of the producers of the prototype of the Ealing community of eccentrics, WENT THE DAY WELL? But is an actually an Ealing comedy?

Well, yes, it's from Ealing, and it's a comedy. But there is more to being an Ealing Comedy than being a comedy and being from Ealing Studios. Will Hays' last few movies were not Ealing comedies, even if they were produced by Ealing.

So what makes an Ealing Comedy? Many things, but I will focus on one or two points. In many ways, the Ealing comedies were intensely nostalgic for an England that existed only in the artists' minds, from the boys'-series-mad gangs of HUE AND CRY to the sentimental murderers of THE LADY KILLERS to Guinness' betrayed but still still unbowed scientist of THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT. The eccentrics find their support in the other eccentrics, here in the workers of the brewery, who include Will Hays' supporting comics.

Undoubtedly I am reading too much into this: blame, if you will, a taste for academic analysis. But this is a fine romantic comedy and if you have a chance to see it, don't miss it.


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