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Millions Like Us (1943)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 15 November 1943 (UK)
Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

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Frank Launder (an original screenplay written by), Sidney Gilliat (an original screenplay written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Roc ... Celia
Gordon Jackson ... Fred
Anne Crawford ... Jennifer
Moore Marriott ... Jim
Basil Radford ... Charters
Naunton Wayne ... Caldicott
Joy Shelton ... Phyllis
John Boxer John Boxer ... Tom
Valentine Dunn Valentine Dunn ... Elsie
Megs Jenkins ... Gwen
Terry Randall Terry Randall ... Annie
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Mrs. Blythe
John Salew John Salew ... The Doctor
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Miss Wells
Bertha Willmott Bertha Willmott ... The Singer
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple story line based around the many women conscripted into industrial factory work in support of the home front war effort. It has a cast of many great actresses and actors recognisable to fans of films from this era. With much of the film appearing to be digitally restored this process adds an amazing timeless quality to the faces, fashion, modest hair and make-up styling, which is delightful in itself making the characters appear almost contemporary. Written by Ron Howe

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ceux de chez nous See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage in opening scenes)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fourth cinematic appearance of Charters and Caldicott, played by Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne. They previously appeared in The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Night Train to Munich (1940), films also written by Sidney Gilliat and co-director Frank Launder. They also appeared in Crook's Tour (1941), which was adapted from a BBC Radio serial. Although this was their final appearance as Charters and Caldicott, Radford and Wayne appeared together as similar comic characters in other films, such as Passport to Pimlico (1949). See more »

Goofs

Although Fred Blake (Gordon Jackson) is flight crew on a Short Stirling (the type of aircraft Celia makes parts for and which is seen being towed out of the factory), there are at least two shots of Fred's aircraft taking off/climbing which are actually an Avro Lancaster. See more »

Quotes

George,The Crowson's Next Door Neighbour: All present and correct, colonel.
Jim: About time.
George,The Crowson's Next Door Neighbour: I only popped in for a quick one at the Red Lion.
Jim: I might 've guessed it. Here we are, the country hoverin' on the brink and you can't even pass the Red Lion.
George,The Crowson's Next Door Neighbour: Well, I was fortifyin' myself, that's all.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits - over archive footage: NOTE: The orange is a spherical pulpish fruit of reddish-yellow colour. See more »

Connections

References The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

When Day Is Done
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Katscher
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One of my favorite movies
18 December 2008 | by clare-ellaSee all my reviews

I love Millions Like Us. My parents were in England during the war and while watching this it gives me an insight into what it would have been like for them during the war. As a child I watched a lot of movies of this era on television and when I watch these movies it takes me back to a safe and happy time sitting around our old black and white TV with my sister and parents. Both my parents are deceased now and watching these lovely movies makes me feel close to them. I also loved the fashions of this era. I loved the hairstyles, even the furnishing in the houses. This movie is a must for people who enjoy romances as well as drama. It is a movie that stands up today and the acting was excellent.


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