|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Mrs. Hammond (uncredited)
Brenda, Worker at the Factory (uncredited)
Roof Spotter (uncredited)
Heavy Rescue (uncredited)
Man at Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mrs. Bourne - Hostel Matron (uncredited)
Miss Hodge (uncredited)
Alf - Soldier Polishing Floor (uncredited)
Handsome Young Man (uncredited)
Wing Commander (uncredited)
Ugly Youth (uncredited)
M.C at Dance (uncredited)
Polish Officer (uncredited)
Warrant Officer (uncredited)
George,The Crowson's Next Door Neighbour (uncredited)
Alec - Man at Dance Hall (uncredited)
Percy Hoskins (uncredited)
Station Announcer (uncredited)
Sam - Soldier Peeling Potatoes (uncredited)
Roof Spotter (uncredited)
Squadron Leader (uncredited)
|Frank Launder||...||(an original screenplay written by) &|
|Sidney Gilliat||...||(an original screenplay written by)|
|Maurice Ostrer||...||executive producer (uncredited)|
|Jack E. Cox||...||(photography) (as Jack Cox)|
|Jim Connock||...||assistant editor (uncredited)|
|Francis Edge||...||assistant editor (uncredited)|
|Maurice Ostrer||...||in charge of production|
|Jack Swinburne||...||production manager|
|Jack Hicks||...||unit manager (uncredited)|
|Jack Hicks||...||assistant director (uncredited)|
|Alf Keating||...||second assistant director (uncredited)|
|Lawrence Broadhouse||...||assistant art director (uncredited)|
|Albert Jullion||...||scenic artist (uncredited)|
|Terence Verity||...||draughtsman (uncredited)|
|B.C. Sewell||...||sound supervisor|
|Sydney Wiles||...||sound recordist (uncredited)|
|Phil Grindrod||...||camera operator (uncredited)|
|William McLeod||...||camera operator (uncredited)|
|Ted Reed||...||still photographer (uncredited)|
|Ronnie Taylor||...||focus puller (uncredited)|
|Hugh Wilson||...||clapper loader (uncredited)|
|Louis Levy||...||musical director|
|Maisie Kelly||...||continuity (uncredited)|
- Gainsborough Pictures (present)
- General Film Distributors (GFD) (1943) (United Kingdom) (theatrical)
- Associated British Film Distributors (A.B.F.D.) (1947) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (re-release)
- Standard Television (1949) (United States) (tv) (as Standard Television Corporation)
- Unity Television (1951) (United States) (tv) (as Unity Television Corp.)
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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|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 »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in The Unforgettable Gordon Jackson (2012). See more »|
|Soundtracks||Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 See more »|
|Crazy Credits||Opening credits - over archive footage: NOTE: The orange is a spherical pulpish fruit of reddish-yellow colour. See more »|
Talking of wartime sacrifices, Caldicott - do you remember old Parterton?
Caldicott: Chap with all those rubber plantations in Malaya?
Charters: Yes, that's the fellow. Do you remember his valet, Hawkins?
Charters: He's evacuated to Weston-super-Mare.
Charters: Parterton's simply livid. Hasn't dressed himself for 30 years.
Caldicott: What's he going to do about it?
Charters: Follow him. To Weston-super-Mare.
Caldicott: Oh, by the way, how many mines have we laid here this morning?
Charters: Erm... 86. No no, 87.
Caldicott: Hmm. We must remember not to bathe here after the war.
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