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Filmed on location in a British industrial town, is a trenchantly amusing satire of labor-management relations. When a group of angry workers protest their wage and working conditions at a plough factory, they are permitted to take over the operation themselves. It isn't long before they realize that you can't run a business on idealism and goodwill. Wisely, no one in the film is depicted as a clear-cut hero or villain; "hateful" company boss Dickinson (Basil Radford) is just as human and likeable as the incensed workers. For reasons that now seem frivolous, was rejected by three major British distribution firms before it was picked up--at the behest of the government--by British Lion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Bernard Miles Best British Film 1950 Nominee

Cast

Basil Radford
as Dickinson
Niall MacGinnis
as Baxter
Bernard Miles
as Stevens
Geoffrey Keen
as Bolger
Julien Mitchell
as Morris
Josephine Wilson
as Miss Cooper
Kenneth More
as Adam
Russell Waters
as Palmer
Patrick Troughton
as Kettle
Hattie Jacques
as Alice
Bernard Rebel
as Xenobian
Eric Pohlmann
as Xenobian
Amy Veness
as Lady Davis
Stanley van Beers
as Calvert
Gordon McLeod
as Garrett
Nigel Fitzgerald
as Pennington
Alastair Hunter
as Groves
Stanley Rose
as 2nd Trade Union Man
Erik Chitty
as Silas Pike
Leonard Sharp
as Mitch
Hilda Fenemore
as Worker
Sam Kydd
as Worker
Basil Cunard
as Worker
Donald Tandy
as Worker
Erik Chitty
as Silas Pike
Gordon McLeod
as Garrett
Basil Cunard
as Worker
Sam Kydd
as Worker
Nigel Fitzgerald
as Pennington
Russell Waters
as Palmer
Hilda Fenemore
as Worker
Hattie Jacques
as Alice
Leonard Sharp
as Mitch
Amy Veness
as Lady Davis
Stanley Rose
as 2nd Trade Union Man
Stanley van Beers
as Calvert
Kenneth More
as Adam
Alastair Hunter
as Groves
Eric Pohlmann
as Xenobian
Bernard Rebel
as Xenobian
Patrick Troughton
as Kettle

Crew

Bernard Miles
Director
Bernard Miles
Producer
Lester Berman
Producer
Bernard Miles
Screenwriter
Joseph Hurley
Production Designer
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