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All Over the Town (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 April 1949 (UK)
On the southwest coast of England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption.

Director:

Derek N. Twist (as Derek Twist)

Writers:

R.F. Delderfield (by), Derek N. Twist (screen play) (as Derek Twist) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wooland ... Nat Hearn
Sarah Churchill ... Sally Thorpe
Cyril Cusack ... Gerald Vane
Ronald Adam ... Sam Vane
Bryan Forbes ... Trumble
James Hayter ... Baines
Fabia Drake ... Miss Gelding
John Salew John Salew ... Sleek
Edward Rigby ... Grimmett
Patric Doonan Patric Doonan ... Burton (as Patrick Doonan)
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Beryl Hopper
Trefor Jones Trefor Jones ... Tenor
Sandra Dorne ... Marlene
J. Hubert Leslie J. Hubert Leslie ... Skinner
Henry Edwards ... Major Martindale
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On the southwest coast of England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Uncredited appearances by Stanley Baker and Patrick Macnee. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Vince: You make him, miss. He'll listen to a skirt.
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Soundtracks

Libretto for the Operetta 'The Prodigal Princess'
Music by Temple Abady (uncredited)
by Stafford Byrne
Produced by Desmond Davis (as Desmond Davies)
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wonderfully typical English flick of the period
19 January 2007 | by shadowfakxSee all my reviews

Superlative depiction of small town English life, postwar. Not to be taken lightly ...though the conflicts are shrouded in a comedic fashion, the message about integrity and courage in the midst of low down, mean spirited adversity can and, just, maybe should be taken seriously. Curious characters as well as the stereotyped dwell here...yet, even the stereotyped---because of the quaint datedness of the production---just not that way in the 21st century.

What prompted me to even register, here, and vote and, then comment on this movie, was the incredible performance and beauty of Sarah Churchill. Simply a modern day competitor to Blanchette, Streep, et.al


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1949 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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