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To the Public Danger (1948)

Four people with very different backgrounds meet by chance at an English pub and gradually become carried away in an alcohol-lubricated bout of thrill-seeking (so far as that was possible ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dermot Walsh ...
Captain Cole
Susan Shaw ...
Nancy Bedford
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Fred Lane
Roy Plomley ...
Reggie
Betty Ann Davies ...
Barmaid
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Bar patron
John Lorrell ...
Police Sergeant
Sam Kydd ...
Police Driver
Patricia Hayes ...
Postmistress
Frederick Piper ...
Labourer
Patience Rentoul ...
Labourer's Wife
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Cliff Weir ...
Pub Landlord
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Four people with very different backgrounds meet by chance at an English pub and gradually become carried away in an alcohol-lubricated bout of thrill-seeking (so far as that was possible in England in the late 1940s). When their spree gets out of hand, each person faces a moral choice with lasting consequences. Written by Anonymous

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"To The Public Danger" is based on the radio play of the same name written by Patrick Hamilton in 1939. See more »

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Barmaid: She looks like a factory girl to me. And she looks like four penny worth of trouble into the bargain.
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A moralizing tale of drink driving
22 February 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a little gem. It takes on a drinking journey. Quite a short film with a simple message about the ills of drink driving. The opening sequences see our friends arrive at a bar and spend a considerable time drinking, playing some bizarre game with something looking like a pool table with strange pot holes all over it and little mushroom shaped umbrellas. The car accidents and near misses are given full weight with clunky frame cuts and wonderfully fearful expressions in the reaction shots of the cast. Not to be taken too seriously, and definately worth a look.


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