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Let the People Sing (1942)

The community of a small British town unite, in opposition to their local government authority, to keep open their town music hall... See full synopsis »

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Professor Ernst Kronak
Fred Emney ...
Sir George Denberry-Baxter
Edward Rigby ...
Timmy Tiverton
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Sir Reginald Foxfield
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Hope Ollerton
Annie Esmond ...
Lady Foxfield
Marian Spencer ...
Lady Shepshod
Olive Sloane ...
Daisy Barley
Maire O'Neill ...
Mrs. Mitterley
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Ketley
Charles Hawtrey ...
Young Orton
Peter Gawthorne ...
Major Shiptonthorpe
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Commander Spofforth
G.H. Mulcaster ...
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Wally Patch ...
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The community of a small British town unite, in opposition to their local government authority, to keep open their town music hall... See full synopsis »

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idealism we'd do well to adopt
29 November 2007 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised to see this film; I'm a Priestly fan and this is one of his lesser-known novels. For such a sprawling story with so many interweaving elements, and considering that there is no central character in the cinematic sense, it's a good adaptation, and several good long chunks of dialogue manage to make their way straight from the pages of the book to the screen. Alastair Sim is excellent as the Professor, fleshing out the character beautifully and giving his wise speeches wonderful depth and humour. Edward Rigby is exactly as I imagined Timmy Tiverton, though without his terribly sad and pathetic back-story, provided at some length in the novel, he is less of a pivotal character and more of a commentator. As in the book, it is Sir George Denberry-Baxter who steals the thing, a gift of a role and appreciated as such by the great Fred Emney. He's just what we want our aged aristocrats to be: drunken, anarchic, artistic, irascible, eccentric and barmy. The central character really is the cause: fighting against corporations and the general apathy of a people controlled by big business and passive entertainment. If only we had films like this now, urging people to get up and get involved, gather in our local town halls and make our own entertainment, using their own talents and brains and energies.


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