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The Agitator Details


Future star William Hartnell heads the cast of the 1949 sociopolitical melodrama The Agitator. Set in a British industrial town, the film stars Hartnell as idealistic union organizer Peter Pottinger. His value as an agitator is compromised when Peter falls heir to the very factory where he works. Now that he's "Capital," Peter finds that he hasn't a friend in the world: his old co-workers despise him for what he represents, while his new colleagues can't forget his previous radicalism. Perhaps to avoid movie-industry ramifications, Capital and Labor are treated with equal fairness in The Agitator. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


William Hartnell
as Peter Pettinger
Mary Morris
as Lettie Shackleton
Moore Marriott
as Ben Duckett
George Carney
as Bill Shackleton
Frederick Leister
as Mark Overend
Elliot Mason
as Mrs. Pettinger
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Mrs. Montrose
Edward Rigby
as Charlie Branfield
Moira Lister
as Joan Shackleton
Beatrice Varley
as Mrs. Shackleton
Howard Douglas
as Taylor
Lloyd Pearson
as Derek Cunlyffe


Edward Dryhurst
Arthur Grant