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Private Information (1952)

Charlotte suspects that the local council is corrupt and building defective drains that could cause public health issues.

Director:

Fergus McDonell

Writers:

Gordon Glennon (play), Gordon Glennon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jill Esmond ... Charlotte
Jack Watling ... Hugh
Carol Marsh Carol Marsh ... Georgie
Gerard Heinz ... Alex
Mercy Haystead Mercy Haystead ... Iris
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ... Freemantle
Lloyd Pearson Lloyd Pearson ... Mayor
Henry Caine Henry Caine ... Forrester
Brenda de Banzie ... Dolly
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Charlotte suspects that the local council is corrupt and building defective drains that could cause public health issues.

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Opening credits: Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Georgie: "The editor regrets..." I've got enough of these to paper the whole room with.
Charlotte: It might be an idea - if the cracks in the wall get any bigger we'll have to do something.
Georgie: You don't take my work very seriously do you Mother?
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Featured in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

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Social problem film with strong lead performance
23 December 2018 | by dongwangfuSee all my reviews

In one of her last performances, Jill Esmond does an excellent job in both the domestic drama aspect of this movie, and in the borough council scenes at the center of the "social problem" aspect. Of these two, there is nothing surprising or unpredictable about the former, but the latter is well done. The writer is clearly more interested in the psychology of the pompous and entitled officials and providing both an anatomy of public corruption, and a view of how it can be countered. As a result, the film is didactic but enjoyable.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1952 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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