When the Government decide to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site, everything goes to plan, all except the fact that the main road and the pedestrian subway into the site, are ...
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A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves 18-year-old (in the film) Peggy ... See full summary »
Set in a German theatre after the Second World War, two British soldiers are holding a disparate and hostile band of refugees (displaced persons) in this theatre, prior to returning them to... See full summary »
War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »
Under a complicated bequest from her uncle, Myrtle stands to inherit $2,000,000 if her ex-husband doesn't have any male heirs on the way, else he gets the cash. She journeys from New York ... See full summary »
Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, psalm-singing" ... See full summary »
A military doctor in Berlin is falsely accused of illegal dealing in drugs. Determined to prove his innocence, he escapes from the MPs and ends up holding up in the apartment, rented by his... See full summary »
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Harry H. Corbett,
When the Government decide to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site, everything goes to plan, all except the fact that the main road and the pedestrian subway into the site, are blocked by a little corner shop, which is owned and run by a Mr. Lord and his family. When the Lords refuse to be bought off, and decline the compensation offered by the authorities. the police and the bailiffs try to evict them, only to come under fire from the family, who have barricaded themselves inside the shop. Written by
This feels awfully like an Ealing film.Maybe because the plot is similar to Passport To Pimlico and some of the actors in that film appear in this.Probably this is because the ability to click a snook at authority was very popular at the time.The war may have been over for 6 years but it didn't feel like it.We still had rationing.Interesting to see the way the South Bank looked in the aftermath of the war.Interesting also to see Dandy Nicholls some 15 years before she would find fame as Mrs Alf Garnett in"Till Death Us Do Part".Also of course George Cole who was forging a reasonable film career till he found fame in Minder.Finally all one can say about Kathleen Harrison is that she was a national treasure.
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