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Love on the Dole (1941)

Approved | | Drama | 12 October 1945 (USA)
During the depression in England, a young lady from Lancashire decides to be a rich bookmaker's mistress, just to help the rest of her family who are unemployed.

Director:

John Baxter

Writers:

Walter Greenwood (novel), Ronald Gow (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Deborah Kerr ... Sally Hardcastle
Clifford Evans ... Larry Meath
George Carney ... Mr. Hardcastle
Mary Merrall ... Mrs. Hardcastle
Geoffrey Hibbert Geoffrey Hibbert ... Harry Hardcastle
Joyce Howard ... Helen Hawkins
Frank Cellier ... Sam Grundy
Martin Walker Martin Walker ... Ned Narkey
Maire O'Neill ... Mrs. Dorbell
Iris Vandeleur Iris Vandeleur ... Mrs. Nattle
Marie Ault ... Mrs. Jike
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Bull
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During the depression in England, a young lady from Lancashire decides to be a rich bookmaker's mistress, just to help the rest of her family who are unemployed. Written by S.W.P.er

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Harry's 22 pound winnings in 1930, with inflation, would be worth 1320 pounds in 2016; according to the Bank of England inflation converter. See more »

Quotes

Sally: I thought I'd have been married by now.
Mrs. Bull: Huh! You've not missed much by missing that. Yer marry for love an' find you've let yourself in for a seven day a week job with no pay. An' yer don't find it out 'till it's too late.
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A look at life in North West England in the Depression
27 March 2006 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Love On the Dole gives you an idea on what life was like in the North West in 1930, during the Depression. This is quite a good movie.

It focuses on a family of four where the dad works in a coal mine. The daughter works in a mill and falls in love with a factory worker, but is killed after getting involved in a fight during a demonstration. She then meets someone else and she gets him to give jobs to her dad and brother, who have both been made redundant.

This movie reminds me of early episodes of Coronation Street that I've seen, even though it was made long before that soap was first broadcast (and both long before I was born!).

The cast includes Deborah Kerr and Clifford Evans.

If you like old British movies, this is recommended.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De stängda portarna See more »

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Production Co:

British National Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Ultra Violet Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepia)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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