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A union leader in a large company tries to win equal rights for the handful of West Indian workers at the company, but finds it is an uphill battle. After being successful, and rightly ... See full summary »

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Jacko Palmer
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Kathie Palmer
Brenda de Banzie ...
Nell Palmer
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Gabriel Gomez
Johnny Sekka ...
Peter Lincoln
Ann Lynn ...
Judy Gomez
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Mr. Palmer senior
Meredith Edwards ...
Harry Mitchell
Newton Blick ...
Visser
Glyn Houston ...
Hugh Davies
Michael Wynne ...
Les
Dan Jackson ...
Jubilee
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Dowell
Gretchen Franklin ...
Mrs. Bingham
Harry Baird ...
Billy
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A union leader in a large company tries to win equal rights for the handful of West Indian workers at the company, but finds it is an uphill battle. After being successful, and rightly proud of his efforts, he finds that he and his wife have a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that his only daughter intends to marry a West Indian. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Emotional Dynamite!

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20 December 1961 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Fuego en las calles  »

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Wilfrid Brambell was actually four years younger than John Mills. See more »

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Remake of Armchair Theatre: Hot Summer Night (1959) See more »

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Knees Up, Mother Brown
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Written by Harris Weston and Bert Lee
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Far Too Stagey
1 August 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film is more of a social document than an entertaining piece of film making.It was made just 3 years after the infamous Notting Hill Riots.This was at a time when immigrants were just starting to settle in the Uk and met some resistance from the local population.I would add that prejudice was still rife in the population at the time.Both myself at school and my father in public office suffered anti semitism.So this country was good for a good shake up.I doubt that this film did much to advance the cause.It is just so dull at times i am sure that it would not have done that well commercially at the time.It is odd to note that John mills here plays Sylvia Sims father when a couple of years earlier in "Ice Cold In Alex" he portrayed her potential lover.


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