Chance of a Lifetime (1950)





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Filmed on location in a British industrial town, Chance of a Lifetime 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, Chance of a Lifetime 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
Art House & International , Drama
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Basil Radford
as Dickinson
Bernard Miles
as Stevens
Geoffrey Keen
as Bolger
Josephine Wilson
as Miss Cooper
John Harvey
as Bland
Peter Jones
as Xenobian
Bernard Rebel
as Xenobian
Eric Pohlmann
as Xenobian
Amy Veness
as Lady Davis
Norman Pierce
as Franklin
Gordon McLeod
as Garrett
Nigel Fitzgerald
as Pennington
George Street
as 1st Trade Union Man
Stanley Rose
as 2nd Trade Union Man
Erik Chitty
as Silas Pike
Sam Kydd
as Worker
Basil Cunard
as Worker
Donald Tandy
as Worker
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