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No Smoking (1955)

 |  Comedy  |  November 1955 (UK)
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Reg is a scientist who invents a pill to cure smokers of their nicotine addiction. However, when he makes his discovery public, he encounters strong resistance from the tobacco industry.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Dixon ...
Reg Bates
Peter Martyn ...
Hal Hurst
Belinda Lee ...
Miss Tonkins
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George Pogson
Ruth Trouncer ...
Joyce
Alexander Gauge ...
Wellington-Simpson
Myrtle Rowe ...
Milly
Arthur Young ...
Hal Osmond ...
Yokel
Tom Gill ...
Foreign Office Official
Ronnie Stevens ...
BBC Man
Alan Robinson ...
Thackery
Bill Lowe ...
Civil Servant
Doris Hare ...
Customer
Ian Fleming ...
Dr. Moxom
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Reg is a scientist who invents a pill to cure smokers of their nicotine addiction. However, when he makes his discovery public, he encounters strong resistance from the tobacco industry.

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Up In Smoke
23 April 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Reg Dixon was a radio comedian whose signature tune was "Confidentially".He looks rather like the magician David Nixon.Dixon had a very limited film career of two films,of which,unsurprisingly this is the last.The film is based on a play.However the idea is clearly borrowed from "The Man In The White Suit".Namely the reaction of a major industry to its profits plunging.However i find the idea of a no smoking pill in the 1950s film as being rather out of place.i cannot recall any major desire on the populations part to give up smoking.this was before the link to cancer was established.In fact when you went to the cinema you used to have to watch the film through a cloud of smoke.You could see the rising smoke picked out by the beam of the projector.This is a very lame comedy and it actually sent me off to sleep.


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