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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... See more »

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Celia
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Fred
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Jennifer
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Jim
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Charters
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Caldicott
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Phyllis
John Boxer ...
Tom
Valentine Dunn ...
Elsie
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Gwen
Terry Randall ...
Annie
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Blythe
John Salew ...
The Doctor
Beatrice Varley ...
Miss Wells
Bertha Willmott ...
The Singer
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Charlie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grace Allardyce ...
Mrs. Hammond (uncredited)
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Brenda, Worker at the Factory (uncredited)
Albert Chevalier ...
Roof Spotter (uncredited)
Clifford Cobbe ...
Heavy Rescue (uncredited)
Hugh Cross ...
Man at Dance Hall (uncredited)
Amy Dalby ...
Mrs. Bourne - Hostel Matron (uncredited)
Hilda Davies ...
Miss Hodge (uncredited)
Arthur Denton ...
Alf - Soldier Polishing Floor (uncredited)
Paul Drake ...
Handsome Young Man (uncredited)
Gordon Edwards ...
Wing Commander (uncredited)
Jonathan Field ...
Ugly Youth (uncredited)
Angela Fouldes ...
Megs (uncredited)
Hal Gordon ...
M.C at Dance (uncredited)
Alan Haines ...
(uncredited)
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Landlady (uncredited)
George Hirste ...
(uncredited)
Courtney Luck ...
Polish Officer (uncredited)
Stan Paskin ...
Warrant Officer (uncredited)
Terence Rhodes ...
Jonnie (uncredited)
Johnnie Schofield ...
George,The Crowson's Next Door Neighbour (uncredited)
Avis Scott ...
Alice (uncredited)
John Slater ...
Alec - Man at Dance Hall (uncredited)
Barry Steele ...
Percy Hoskins (uncredited)
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Station Announcer (uncredited)
Jack Vyvyan ...
Sam - Soldier Peeling Potatoes (uncredited)
Frank Webster ...
Roof Spotter (uncredited)
John Wynn ...
Squadron Leader (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney Gilliat
Frank Launder

Written by

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Frank Launder ... (an original screenplay written by) &
Sidney Gilliat ... (an original screenplay written by)

Produced by

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Edward Black ... producer
Maurice Ostrer ... executive producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Jack E. Cox ... (photography) (as Jack Cox)
Roy Fogwell ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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R.E. Dearing

Editorial Department

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Alfred Roome ... cutting
Jim Connock ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Francis Edge ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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John Bryan

Production Management

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Maurice Ostrer ... in charge of production
Jack Swinburne ... production manager
Jack Hicks ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Hicks ... assistant director (uncredited)
Alf Keating ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lawrence Broadhouse ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Albert Jullion ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Terence Verity ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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B.C. Sewell ... sound supervisor
Sydney Wiles ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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)

Music Department

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Louis Levy ... musical director

Other crew

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Maisie Kelly ... continuity (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Ceux de chez nous (France)
  • De tysta segrarna (Sweden)
  • Due nella tempesta (Italy)
  • Etsi tha zoume eleftheroi (Greece)
  • Milhões Como Nós (Brazil)
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  • 103 min
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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 »
Quotes Charters: 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?
Caldicott: Yes.
Charters: He's evacuated to Weston-super-Mare.
Caldicott: Really?
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: Sure?
Charters: Positive.
Caldicott: Hmm. We must remember not to bathe here after the war.
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