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Produced by "March of Time" maven Louis de Rochemont, Whistle at Eaton Falls is docudrama concerning a labor dispute in a small New Hampshire town. Union leader Lloyd Bridges is reluctantly promoted to the presidency of Eaton Falls' plastics plant. Now in a management position, Bridges must lay off several of his old friends in order to cut down costs. He tries to do this as painlessly as possible, but his union-boss successor Murray Hamilton public derides Bridges' methods. The potent problems posed by the film are solved in too-slick Hollywood fashion when the plant is saved by a huge government contract and the introduction of cost-efficient machinery. Dorothy Gish makes one of her rare talking-picture appearances as the widow of the plant's former owner in Whistle at Eaton Falls, and if you look closely you'll spot Lloyd Bridges' infant son Jeff in his movie debut. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Lloyd Bridges
as Brad Adams
Dorothy Gish
as Mrs. Doubleday
Carleton Carpenter
as Eddie Talbot
Murray Hamilton
as Al Webster
James Westerfield
as Joe London
Russell Hardie
as Dwight Hawkins
Doro Merande
as Miss Pringle
Ernest Borgnine
as Bill Street
Parker Fennelly
as Issac
Diana Douglas
as Ruth Adams
Anne Francis
as Jean
Anne Seymour
as Mary London
Arthur O'Connell
as Jim Brewster
Jim Nolan
as George Peck


Robert Siodmak
Louis de Rochemont
Virginia Shaler
Joseph Brun
Carleton Carpenter
Angelo Ross