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The End of the Road (1954)

| Drama | 1957 (USA)
Known as Mick to some and Mack to others, because he is half Scottish and half Irish, a veteran electro plater has retirement forced upon him, but his bullheaded refusal to take it causes ructions.

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Old 'Mick-Mack'
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Barney
Naomi Chance ...
Molly
Edward Chapman ...
Works Manager
Hilda Fenemore ...
Madge
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Timekeeper
Gordon Whiting ...
Young Kennie
David Hannaford ...
Barney Wee
Eugene Leahy ...
Old Worker (as Eugene Leary)
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Gloomy Gertie
Pauline Winter ...
Personnel Manager
Michael Bird ...
Builder
Anthony Kilshawe ...
Manager (as Tony Kilshawe)
Kenneth Henry ...
Labour Exchange Clerk
Herbert C. Walton ...
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Known as Mick to some and Mack to others, because he is half Scottish and half Irish, a veteran electro plater has retirement forced upon him, but his bullheaded refusal to take it causes ructions.

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Old 'Mick-Mack': That's life, Barney Wee - when you don't like to work they make you, and when you want to work they won't let you!
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One foot in the grave
17 June 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Finlay Currie plays Mick-Mack, a veteran electroplater forced to retire from his factory. He is left embittered and now regarded as a burden on his family, he has to swallow his pride and claim benefits from the post office.

He reluctantly takes on a job as a nightwatchman but loses it when he leaves his post, with his son and wife arguing he is heading for a nervous breakdown, but at least his knowledge and skill comes to the aid of the factory owners.

In some ways this is the precursor to the provocative British kitchen sink dramas that would emerge in the late 1950s. Currie gives a skillful portrayal of a working man who has reached the end of his tether, his family contemplating putting him in a home.

It is a small scale film, Currie plays a proud man who at the same time can irritate you.


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