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Our main grouse against you is that you're not fitted to be where you are. As a tub-thumper you were just a joke, but as the head of Overends you're a menace. And that's tellin' ye straight.
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Crowbar an anti socialist message into a 1940's film
The message of this film is blatant for all to see...you cannot have socialists running businesses.... Well I've got to find the original novel...but I suspect that it is equally biased and one sided.
The "hero" is blighted with his own anger... but as the film progresses the story clears a little bit....
However, the idea that the owner of Overends believes that the secret of happiness and success is to love one's fellow men...is actually laughable....perhaps at on time, owners occasionally did see that there is a role for some people in management and a role for those who are "workers"...but the majority of those today, who are senior management are actually just mini Donald Trumps, narcissitic bigots and greedy self centred profitteers....
So I can't be charitable to this film...but it is interesting how the forces of 1940's UK capitalism had to commission this film to tell the workers that they cannot run companies...
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