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Hamer Radshaw rises from a Manchester slum to an important post in the British Cabinet but, along the way, his strong socialist beliefs undergo modifications to the extent that, while maintaining them in principle, he diametrically opposes them in practice. His 'spur' for prosperity and social status causes him to sacrifice his ideals and friends, including allowing his wife, a fighter for women's rights, to be jailed. Written by
Les Adams <email@example.com>
To me this has parallels to Love on The Dole .It is in other words very derivative.Featuring an idealistic politician who starts out as a political firebrand and ends up as a part of the establishment opposed to the people who put him in parliament in the first place.Michael Redgrave was really in the middle of a winning streak when he took on this part.I have to say that few films about British politics have been very exciting and this one is no exception.This film would obviously have rung a rather large bell when released in 1946 as this was the first year of a Labour administration.So one feels that this film is trying to point out the mistakes that had been made by previous Labour administrations,and in particular Ramsey MacDonald upon whom the main character was apparently based.
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