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Look Up and Laugh (1935)

Gutsy lass Gracie rallies fellow stall-holders at Birkenhead Market to prevent its takeover and demolition by a department store chain. She invokes the Market's foundation by Royal Charter ... See full summary »

Director:

Basil Dean

Writer:

J.B. Priestley (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gracie Fields ... Gracie Pearson
Vivien Leigh ... Marjorie Belfer
Douglas Wakefield Douglas Wakefield ... Joe Chirk
Alfred Drayton Alfred Drayton ... Belfer
Billy Nelson Billy Nelson ... Alf Chirk
Harry Tate Harry Tate ... Turnpenny
Huntley Wright Huntley Wright ... Ketley
Robb Wilton Robb Wilton ... Mayor
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Rosenbloom
Maud Gill Maud Gill ... Miss Canvey
Norman Walker Norman Walker ... Brierley
Tommy Fields Tommy Fields ... Sidney Pearson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Ferrers Helen Ferrers ... Lady Buster
Kenneth Kove ... Piano Assistant
Jack Melford Jack Melford ... Journalist
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Storyline

Gutsy lass Gracie rallies fellow stall-holders at Birkenhead Market to prevent its takeover and demolition by a department store chain. She invokes the Market's foundation by Royal Charter just before an inadvertent gas leak provides an explosive climax. Written by hutch48-2

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1935 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Kenneth More's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Turnpenny: Hello, Grace! How's your father, alright? I thought you were on the stage making hundreds of pounds a week
Gracie Pearson: I thought you were running John Barkers in Kensington. We must both be wrong
Turnpenny: No, I'm still here and I'm staying here until they chuck me out
Gracie Pearson: Well, shake on that, Mr Turnpenny.
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Soundtracks

Look Up and Laugh
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Parr Davies and Lawrence Wright
Sung by Gracie Fields
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