This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

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(original story and screenplay), (additional dialogue) (as Aimee Stuart) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Gates ...
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Dot Hopkins
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Betty Miller
Joyce Howard ...
Anne Lawrence
Rosamund John ...
Maggie Fraser
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Erna Debruski
Barbara Waring ...
Joan Simpson
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Flying Officer David Sheridan
Elliott Mason ...
Mrs. Fraser (as Elliot Mason)
Tony Bazell ...
Ted (as Anthony Bazell)
Frederick Leister ...
Colonel Lawrence
Everley Gregg ...
Miss Simpson
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Scots Corporal
Mary Jerrold ...
Mrs. Sheridan
Meriel Forbes ...
Junior Commander Davis
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Storyline

During the War seven women from very different backgrounds find themselves together in the Auxiliary Territorial Services. They are soon drilling, driving lorries, and manning ack-ack batteries. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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propaganda | world war two | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War

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23 May 1943 (UK)  »

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7 flickor  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Howard's last role. See more »

Goofs

The locomotive pulling the carriages from the Southern Railway London terminus where the women board, is a different class locomotive seen later in the film prior to their arrival at the Army base. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: That dispatch rider... I keep forgetting it's a girl.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles and closing credits are in the style of a cross-stitch embroidery sampler. Embroidery is stereotypically a female hobby. See more »

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Featured in War Stories (2006) See more »

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Don't Dilly Dally
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Starts off very slowly but gets good near the end.
21 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The most interesting thing about this film is that it was Leslie Howard's last film before he was killed--shot down by German planes en route to Lisbon during the war. He both directed and narrates this story which was meant both to celebrate the work of women in the army as well as bolster the spirits of the folks at home. In many ways, the film seems pretty dull...or at least kind of petty through much of the picture. After all, the women's boot camp seemed pretty easy and their work not especially hazardous. Fortunately, by the end of the picture you see real sacrifices and difficulties--something you find yourself longing for because through so much of the film the ladies don't seem exposed to many hardships. Because of this, if you see the movie, stick with it...it's worth it. For a similar sort of film, though a bit better, try "So Proudly We Hail"--the story of a group of nurses and the serious hardships they endure in the early days in the Pacific War.


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