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Touch and Go (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 23 January 1956 (Sweden)
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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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »
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Fletcher
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Helen
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Peggy
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Richard
Roland Culver ...
Fairbright
Alison Leggatt ...
Alice Fairbright
Margaret Halstan ...
Mrs. Pritchett
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Mr. Pritchett (as Henry Longhurst)
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Kimball
Basil Dignam ...
Stevens
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Mrs. Baxter
Gabrielle Brune ...
Waitress
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Policeman
Dorothy White ...
Girl on the Bridge
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Girl on the Bridge (as Elizabeth Winch)
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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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The debut of Heather Sears. See more »

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When the two men are arguing over the price of jack Hawkins car, they agree to 'toss a coin' to decide the price. Jack Hawkins points across the road to a lamp post in which to toss the coin under but in the next shot they are under a different lamp post on the same side of the road as the car is. See more »

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Kenny's Jump
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Music by Kenny Baker
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Heathcliff the catalyst
23 August 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jack Hawkins who is usually associated with action/adventure films in the British cinema gets a change of pace in Touch And Go. Hawkins stars in this Ealing comedy about a man who feeling unappreciated at his job decides to throw it all overboard and move bag and baggage and family to Australia. All except the family cat Heathcliff a black cat who crosses many paths and proves the catalyst for a lot of events in the film.

Wife Margaret Johnston dutifully goes along, but daughter June Thorburn really has doubts when she meets the boy of her dreams John Fraser on one of the Thames River bridges. In fact Heathcliff is most certainly the catalyst there in a very funny but touching sequence.

I could really identify with how they felt about Heathcliff. When I made the move from New York City to Buffalo it cost me a lot of extra money to take Simba with me. This family was going a lot farther and Hawkins just wanted to give him away. Heathcliff does have a few tricks up his sleeve.

James Hayter has a nice turn as Hawkins's pompous oaf of a boss. He's enough to drive anyone to quit.

This Ealing comedy has not dated a bit if the fashions in dress and music have changed a lot. Family pets are universal.


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