All Over the Town

1949

Derek Twist
Director
Wessex Film Productions
Production Company

Reporter comes back to his small-town newspaper job after the war. Unexpectedly inheriting the editor's chair when the owner dies, he has to fight for freedom of the press amidst pervasive corruption.

Interesting if somewhat didactic film about post-war issues. Suffers a bit, like other films of this ilk (The Titfield Thunderbolt is a good example) in that the villains are truly awful but don't get a satisfying comeuppance. Still, good performances and some wise things to say. Wooland's character remarks "No one cares who run things. A few cheap laughs and no responsibilities are all they want." Look at your politicians, no matter where you are, and you can't deny the truth of that statement.

-Dave W.



2nd March 1949
Cinema



83 mins
1.37:1



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Norman Wooland
Nat Hearn
Sarah Churchill
Sally Thorpe
Cyril Cusack
Gerald Vane
Fabia Drake
Miss Gelding
James Hayter
Councillor Baines
Edward Rigby
Billy Grimmett
Patric Doonan
Burton
Eleanor Summerfield
Beryl Hopper
Bryan Forbes
Trumble
John Salew
George Sleek
Henry Edwards
Major Martindale
Ronald Adam
Sam Vane
Sandra Dorne
Marlene
J. Hubert Leslie
Skinner
(as J. Hubert Leslie)
Trefor Jones
Tenor
Frederick Leister
Wainer
Ernie Rice
Tormouth Citizen
(uncredited)
Anthony Oliver
P.C. Butt
(uncredited)
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Drunk
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Drunk
Andy Alston
Court Policeman
(uncredited)
Russell Waters
Court Clerk
(uncredited)
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Court Official
Patrick Macnee
Mr. Vince
(uncredited)
Lydia Bilbrook
Mrs. Vane
(uncredited)
Walter Horsbrugh
Mr. Thornton
(uncredited)
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Mrs. Martindale
Barbara Leake
Mrs. Cartwright
(uncredited)
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Sally's Husband (photo)
Stanley Baker
Garnett (uncredited)
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Garage Mechanic
Charles Rayford
Printer
(unconfirmed)
Andy Alston
Man at Council Meeting
(uncredited)
Jack Sharp
Man at Council Meeting
(uncredited)
Fred Berman
Man at Council Meeting
(uncredited)
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Man at Council Meeting
(uncredited)
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Councillor
Erik Chitty
Frobisher (uncredited)

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