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The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, War | 22 June 1942 (UK)
Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Trinder ...
Tommy Hoskins, 19th Fusillers
Constance Cummings ...
Anne Stafford, the American girl
Clifford Evans ...
Fred Carrick, the foreman
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Mayor Coutare of Bivary
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Alastair 'Jock' MacFarlan, 19th Fusillers
Ernest Milton ...
Stationmaster in La Tour
Charles Victor ...
Aircraft Spotter on Works Roof
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'English' Army Captain
Paul Bonifas ...
Prefect of Rouville
Anita Palacine ...
La Tour Barmaid
Francis L. Sullivan ...
French Skipper (as François Sully)
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Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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22 June 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Somewhere in France  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Bill Blewitt and Gordon Jackson also appeared in 'Nine Men' together, released a year later. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: This picture is dedicated to Melbourne Johns. He is the foreman who went to France, and our story is based on his adventures. See more »

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Excellent war film
14 January 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent war film from Ealing which depicts true events.It succeeds despite the lack of acting skills on the part of Tommy Grinder.What is rather interesting about this film is the way it highlights the activities of enemy agents and the fifth column,lifesaving the more famous"Next Of Kin".With the exception of the boat captain nearly every Frenchman is depicted as in league with enemy,hardly very flattering but obviously reflecting a common held view at that time.Even the army officer turns out to be an enemy agent.Gordon Jackson is impressive in an early role and Constance Cummings is clearly cast with the American market in mind.


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