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The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)

Approved | | Drama | 2 August 1951 (USA)
Brad Adams is the new manager of a manufacturing plant in a small New Hampshire town. He is brought in by owner Mrs. Doubleday to calm labor relations plus layoff employees. Brad manages to also find romance.

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Lawrence Dugan (story treatment) (as Lawrence J. Dugan), Lemist Esler (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Brad Adams
Dorothy Gish ... Mrs. Helen Doubleday
Carleton Carpenter ... Eddie Talbot
Murray Hamilton ... Al Webster
James Westerfield ... Joe London
Lenore Lonergan ... Abbie
Russell Hardie ... Dwight Hawkins
Helen Shields Helen Shields ... Miss Russell
Doro Merande ... Miss Pringle
Diana Douglas ... Ruth Adams
Anne Francis ... Jean London
Anne Seymour ... Mary London
Ernest Borgnine ... Bill Street
Arthur O'Connell ... Jim Brewster
Parker Fennelly Parker Fennelly ... Ike
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Storyline

Brad Adams is the new manager of a manufacturing plant in a small New Hampshire town. He is brought in by owner Mrs. Doubleday to calm labor relations plus layoff employees. Brad manages to also find romance.

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The picture that comes right out and says it! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

When Brad first appears, behind him on the wall is a large banner. In real life the banner has a red border, white field and a blue star in the center. Instead of many smaller stars, it appears to have the number 16 on the one star. This indicates the company at one time had 16 employees in the service during WWII. See more »

Goofs

After Brad's promotion, he meets Al outside Al's house. When he opens and closes his door, the boom microphone is clearly reflected in the glass. See more »

Quotes

Brad Adams: You can't buck the future. You've got to become a part of it.
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Connections

Referenced in Get a Life: The Big City (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Ev'ry Other Day
Words and music by Carleton Carpenter
Sung by Anne Francis and Carleton Carpenter
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"It's A Wonderful Factory!" ***½
16 December 1999 | by Hup234!See all my reviews

This is a wonderful, absorbing story of the people of fictional Doubleday Plastics.

You'll be reminded of the Frank Capra school of storytelling with unforgettable performances by a terrific cast; and the taut plotline, prophetic in its day, will be now all too familiar to many who have since seen the problems faced by similar mom-and-pop firms in today's fiercely-competitive corporate marketplace. You'll find every scene absorbing in this underrated Siodmak masterpiece. Seek it out! Highly recommended to all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Whistle at Eaton Falls See more »

Filming Locations:

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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