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Salute John Citizen (1942)

Bunting (Edward Rigby) is sacked in 1938 but when war breaks out in 1939 he is reinstated and also becomes an air raid warden. His two sons enlist in the war, leaving Bunting and his wife looking after their baby grandson.

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writers:

Elizabeth Baron (scenario), Robert Greenwood (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Rigby ... Mr. Bunting
Mabel Constanduros Mabel Constanduros ... Mrs. Bunting
Jimmy Hanley ... Ernest Bunting
Eric Micklewood Eric Micklewood ... Chris Bunting
Peggy Cummins ... Julie Bunting
Dinah Sheridan ... Evie
Charles Deane Charles Deane ... Bert Rollo
Stanley Holloway ... Oskey
George Robey ... Corder
David Keir David Keir ... Turner
Henry Hallatt Henry Hallatt ... Mr. Bickerton
Christine Silver Christine Silver ... Mrs. Bickerton
Jonathan Field Jonathan Field ... Young Brockley
Stewart Rome ... Colonel Saunders
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Bunting (Edward Rigby) is sacked in 1938 but when war breaks out in 1939 he is reinstated and also becomes an air raid warden. His two sons enlist in the war, leaving Bunting and his wife looking after their baby grandson.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravo Mr. Bunting See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

British National Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Britain In The Thick Of It
28 December 2011 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

This is the first time I have seen this film after requesting a search on Youtube.com for "complete film movies of 1942".I have quite an extensive collection of 1940s films on DVD & VHS video, so many of the actors appeared like old friends to me.As the synopsis advised, it charts how a typical, in this case, (lower middle class) family coped living through the Blitz during the war, how they adapted to its privations, and eventually made the ultimate sacrifice for king & country.Edward Rigby has the genial lead role as Mr Bunting and Stanley Holloway plays the part of the narrator, giving the introduction and epilogue.

Obviously filmed at the height of WWII Government censorship and official messages to viewers had to be incorporated into the script with a "we can take it" attitude.My vote was 6/10.An adequate film but not up to the standard of Noel Coward's 1946 film "This Happy Breed", mentioned by the other reviewer.


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