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Touch and Go (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 23 January 1956 (Sweden)
When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

Director:

Michael Truman

Writers:

William Rose (based on an original story by), Tania Rose (based on an original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hawkins ... Fletcher
Margaret Johnston ... Helen
June Thorburn ... Peggy
John Fraser ... Richard
Roland Culver ... Fairbright
Alison Leggatt Alison Leggatt ... Alice Fairbright
Margaret Halstan Margaret Halstan ... Mrs. Pritchett
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... Mr. Pritchett (as Henry Longhurst)
James Hayter ... Kimball
Basil Dignam ... Stevens
Bessie Love ... Mrs. Baxter
Gabrielle Brune Gabrielle Brune ... Waitress
Warwick Ashton Warwick Ashton ... Policeman
Dorothy White Dorothy White ... Girl on the Bridge
Liz Fraser ... Girl on the Bridge (as Elizabeth Winch)
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Storyline

When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1956 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Light Touch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher: With the second-hand car business, it isn't the money that counts, it's the lack of principle of the thing!
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Soundtracks

Kenny's Jump
(uncredited)
Music by Kenny Baker
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minor Ealing comedy
28 September 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Like the previous reviewer I had never seen this film before until it was shown on London Live.It was made at a time when Australia was offering nine pounds assisted passages to people prepared to emigrate.This was an offer taken up by many people.This was long before TV programmes showed prospective emigrants what their new life would be like.Also in those days it seems to have been the husband who made important decisions unilaterally.Jack Hawkins plays the husband and it is so unusual to find him playing a role of this type.It is an amiable sort of film shot in a rather garish Eastman colour.This film came towards the end of Balcons reign at Ealing.


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