SKU 6323


Charles Frend Writers: J.B. Priestley (original narrative), Angus MacPhail Tommy Trinder ... Tommy Hoskins Constance Cummings Constance Cummings ... Anne Stafford Clifford Evans Clifford Evans ... Fred Carrick Robert Morley Robert Morley ... Mayor Coutare of Bivary Gordon Jackson Gordon Jackson ... Alastair 'Jock' MacFarlan Ernest Milton Ernest Milton ... Stationmaster in La Tour Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Aircraft Spotter on Works Roof John Williams John Williams ... 'English' Army Captain Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas ... Prefect of Rouville Anita Palacine Anita Palacine ... La Tour Barmaid Francis L. Sullivan Francis L. Sullivan ... French Skipper (as Fran├žois Sully)

In this film, the focus is on the determination of a factory foreman, Fred Garrick, to prevent vital machinery on loan to a French factory from falling into enemy hands. Fred struggles against his managers' complacency, bureaucratic delay and the efforts of collaborators (or 'fifth columnists') to undermine his mission to successfully get the equipment back to England, with the help of Ann, an employee of the French factory, and two soldiers, Tommy and Jock. One of the main themes is the threat posed by fifth columnists, and Fred, despite his admirable single-mindedness, is dangerously naïve in his dealings with strangers. The mission is several times placed in danger because of Fred's willingness to trust authority figures, all of whom turn out to be working for the enemy. 

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 81 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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