All Over The Town

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Norman Wooland, who in 1948 made an excellent impression as Horatio in Olivier's Hamlet, is awarded top billing in the 1949 British comedy All Over the Town. A gentle satire of provincial politics, the film stars Wooland as ex-soldier Nat Hearn, who returns to his newspaper job after the war. Upset that the paper compromises its journalistic integrity to satisfy local businessmen, Nat takes over the publication and radically alters its editorial policy. This brings him into conflict with the regional political bigwigs, and also puts a strain on his romance with Sally Thorpe (Dinah Churchill). Director Michael S. Gordon co-adapted the screenplay from a stage comedy by R. F. Delderfield. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Norman Wooland
as Nat Hearn
Sarah Churchill
as Sally Thorpe
Cyril Cusack
as Gerald Vane
Ronald Adam
as Sam Vane
Bryan Forbes
as Trumble
James Hayter
as Councillor Baines
Fabia Drake
as Miss Gelding
John Salew
as George Sleek
Edward Rigby
as Billy Grimmett
Eleanor Summerfield
as Beryl Hopper
Sandra Dorne
as Marlene
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  • Those with an interest in the history of Lyme Regis (converted into the town of 'Tormouth') and a fondness for the Ealing comedy brand of light farce will find this diverting.

    Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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