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Give Us the Moon (1944)

 |  Comedy  |  18 September 1944 (UK)
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Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). ... See full summary »

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Set just after the end of WWII (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment and general happiness for all (or nearly all). Peter, the young wastrel son of a hard working hotel owner doesn't like the idea of having to work for a living. He discovers a society of "White Elephants" who are quite willing to be poor as long as they don't have to work. They are protected and guided by Nina (Margaret Lockwood) and her precocious sister Heidi ('Jean Simmons'. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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25 July 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I didn't get to see all this movie - I channel-hopped in shortly after it began, and was called away by the phone before it finished. Nevertheless, I intend to track down a copy and enjoy this movie in full. A fun plot, superb cast, and clever writing combine to bring this movie above anything you're likely to get from the plastic formula movies that Hollywood makes today. I'm sure that anyone who has ever felt the urge to procrastinate will identify with someone in this movie!


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