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The Big Chance (1957)

 |  Drama  |  September 1957 (UK)
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A clerk sees his big chance to escape a humdrum existence, but his resolve is tested as many unexpected obstacles arise.

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Diana Maxwell
William Russell ...
Bill Anderson
Ian Colin ...
Adam Maxwell
Penelope Bartley ...
Betty Anderson
Ferdy Mayne ...
Dimitri Aperghis
John Rae ...
Mr. Jarvis
Mary Jones ...
Miss Jessop
Douglas Ives ...
Stan Willett
Doris Yorke ...
Mrs. Willett
John Walters ...
Customs Man
Reginald Hearne ...
Customs Official
Edwin Richfield ...
Café Owner
Peter Swanwick ...
Passport Official
Howard Lang ...
Saw Mill Man
Richard Shaw ...
Airport Official
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A clerk sees his big chance to escape a humdrum existence, but his resolve is tested as many unexpected obstacles arise.

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Entertaining short British film
16 May 2004 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film, which usually pops up in the midnight-dawn slot on the local ABC network, like a lot of the old Rank, Gaumont British and Gainsborough films tend to do, is interesting for the performance of William Russell, better known to most as Doctor Who's Ian Chesterton, back in the days when his movie career seemed to be a going prospect. He's perfect for the role he takes in this film, as his fairly straight-jawed demeanor makes him look altogether too uncomfortable for the situations he finds himself in.

Not the greatest film in the world (nor the longest) but solidly entertaining for the timeslot it finds itself in, especially if you're an insomniac like me. :)


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