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Stop Press Girl (1949)

An attractive young girl has the power to stop all kinds of machinery.


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T.J. Morrison (screenplay), T.J. Morrison (story) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Ann Howes ... Jennifer Peters
Gordon Jackson ... Jock Melville
Basil Radford ... The Mechanical Type
Naunton Wayne ... The Mechanical Type
James Robertson Justice ... Arthur Peters
Sonia Holm ... Angela Carew
Nigel Buchanan Nigel Buchanan ... Roy Fairfax
Joyce Barbour Joyce Barbour ... Aunt Mab
Campbell Cotts Campbell Cotts ... John Fairfax
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Johnnie
Julia Lang Julia Lang ... Carole Saunders
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh ... Editor, Evening Comet
Oliver Burt Oliver Burt ... Editor, Morning Sun
Kenneth More ... Police Sgt. 'Bonzo'
Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq ... Radio Commentator


An attractive young girl has the power to stop all kinds of machinery.

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Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

1 June 1949 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aquila Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The final pairing of Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne, which had started with The Lady Vanishes (1938). See more »


Jennifer Peters: Why do you Scotsmen leave your country if you're so fond of it.
Jock Melville: Someone's got to civilise the world. Surely you realise Scotland's chief exports are brains and whiskey.
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Delightful little charmer
9 December 2008 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

This searing kitchensink drama exposes the harsh dark, underbelly of postwar Britain.

No I was just pulling your leg, this lightweight but amusing romantic comedy has a newspaper reporter involved with a woman that is cursed with an affliction – she stops all forms of mechanical machinery and is capable of telling the time without the aid of a clock. Henceforth she may be not all that marriageable for a newspaper man.

A set of rural English characters make up this whimsical film, the type of gentle B-grade farce that Britain used to be known for making before the 'orrible 60s and 70s.

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