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I Believe in You (1952)

Approved | | Drama | 24 July 1952 (Sweden)
A drama about parole officers to follow the successful Ealing police story of The Blue Lamp (1950). Various sub-plots follow the parole officers and their charges.

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Sewell Stokes (based on a book by), Jack Whittingham (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecil Parker ... Phipps
Celia Johnson ... Matty
Harry Fowler ... Hooker
Joan Collins ... Norma
George Relph George Relph ... Mr. Dove
Godfrey Tearle ... Mr. Pyke
Ernest Jay Ernest Jay ... Mr. Quayle
Laurence Harvey ... Jordie
Stanley Escane Stanley Escane ... Buck
Cyril Waites Cyril Waites ... Dai
Ursula Howells ... Hon. Ursula
Sidney James ... Sergeant Body
Katie Johnson ... Miss Macklin
Ada Reeve ... Mrs. Crockett
Brenda de Banzie ... Mrs. Hooker (as Brenda De Banzie)
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A drama about parole officers to follow the successful Ealing police story of The Blue Lamp (1950). Various sub-plots follow the parole officers and their charges.

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parole | See All (1) »

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Would YOU say the words she longs to hear? See more »

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Drama

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Credited theatrical movie debut of Dame Joan Collins (Norma). See more »

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Referenced in The Golden Gong (1985) See more »

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Compassionate, mature docu-drama with touching performances
30 May 2020 | by yrussellSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film quite by accident (it was part of a DVD box set of Ealing Studios rarities), and I found that I couldn't stop watching. This is primarily the story of a retired diplomat named Mr. Phipps who decides to become a probation officer in post-war London. After an awkward period of adjustment, he starts to become emotionally invested in the various characters, old and young, under his care. Far from being jaded, the ex-diplomat finds himself taking risks and promising too much in a sincere desire to transform the lives of his clients. There are some vividly emotional performances here in a brilliant cast consisting of the older people (e.g. the other probation officers and the judge) and the younger people (in trouble with the law, yet capable of redemption if given the chance -- including a teenage Joan Collins in a star-making role). As the film was ending, I wished that the story could continue, and I could see how Mr. Phipps gets on. The story just feels authentic... how the probation officer's job can be so hectic and complex, a mix of disappointments, triumphs, and everything in between. I also loved the locations, glimpses into parts of working class 1950's London that we don't usually see on film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Acredito em Ti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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