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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

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Jim Fletcher
Margaret Johnston ...
Helen Fletcher
June Thorburn ...
Peggy Fletcher
Roland Culver ...
Reg Fairbright
John Fraser ...
Richard Kenyon
James Hayter ...
Kimball
Alison Leggatt ...
Alice Fairbright
Margaret Halstan ...
Mrs Pritchett
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Mr Pritchett
Basil Dignam ...
Stevens
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Mrs Baxter
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Warwick Ashton ...
Policeman
Gabrielle Brune ...
Waitress
Alfred Burke ...
Man On Bridge
John Carroll ...
Office Boy
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When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

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It's a story of high-pressure affairs and low-resistance ladies. From the droll pen of William Rose who generated "Genevieve" and the laughter of "The Ladykillers". See more »

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23 January 1956 (Sweden)  »

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Unmistakably Ealing.
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Touch and Go, a light and airy comedy from Ealing Studios is probably not one of the legendary company's best known films. It doesn't seem to have been included in any of the British box sets that feature titles like The Titfield Thunderbolt or Passport to Pimlico. That fact notwithstanding, Touch and Go is unmistakably Ealing in its plot, pacing and execution. The story finds Jim Fletcher (Jack Hawkins) planning to emigrate to Australia after a row with his employer (James Hayter). As one might expect, the decision to move lock,stock and barrel to another continent is not without pitfalls. Jim's wife is less than enthusiastic about the move, and with two days to go before the trip, his daughter meets a young man. Like most Ealing films, Touch and Go features a quirky storyline, though admittedly not AS quirky as,say, Man in the white suit. The social polemic is here (20th century everyman takes a stand against bureaucracy)and the above par acting, right down to the casting of the extras seems absolutely right. Although by no means a great film, Touch and Go, in lovely Technicolor, eschews belly laughs for gentle comedy and does so with style and wit.


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