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No Smoking (1955)

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
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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
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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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1.37 : 1
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Miss Tonkins: Don't you know what love is? Oh, it's a wonderful feeling. It starts in the tip of your toes, runs up your legs, round the small of your back, and suffuses you in a warm, lovely glow.
Reg Bates: Go on, that's not love, that's fibrositis!
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Words and Music by Reg Dixon
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Sub Ealing comedy
3 October 2005 | by (Casa Nostra) – See all my reviews

This is a traditional British comedy starring comic actors of the period.

It has the feeling of an Ealing comedy due to the fact that it is about the struggle between the " little man " and the government.

Reg Dixon stars as Reg Bates, a chemist who runs a shop in a small village. He also makes his own pills and potions.

One such pill is an anti smoking pill that stops people from wanting a fag.

However, when production starts on a grand scale the tobacco companies and the government set out to stop him. Of course , after many comic moments the little man triumphs.

This is a smart little comedy made more enjoyable by the likable Reg Dixon as the little man. Good for a few chuckles on a wet afternoon in January!


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