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Love on the Dole (1941)

Approved | | Drama | 12 October 1945 (USA)
During the depression in England, a young lady from Lancashire decides to be a rich bookmaker's mistress, just to help the rest of her family who are unemployed.

Director:

John Baxter

Writers:

Walter Greenwood (novel), Ronald Gow (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Deborah Kerr ... Sally Hardcastle
Clifford Evans ... Larry Meath
George Carney ... Mr. Hardcastle
Mary Merrall ... Mrs. Hardcastle
Geoffrey Hibbert Geoffrey Hibbert ... Harry Hardcastle
Joyce Howard ... Helen Hawkins
Frank Cellier ... Sam Grundy
Martin Walker Martin Walker ... Ned Narkey
Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill ... Mrs. Dorbell
Iris Vandeleur Iris Vandeleur ... Mrs. Nattle
Marie Ault ... Mrs. Jike
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Bull
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Storyline

During the depression in England, a young lady from Lancashire decides to be a rich bookmaker's mistress, just to help the rest of her family who are unemployed. Written by S.W.P.er

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De stängda portarna See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

British National Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Ultra Violet Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepia)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jessie Matthews tested for the role of Sally, but it was felt that having a major star in the cast would unbalance the film. See more »

Quotes

Sally: I thought I'd have been married by now.
Mrs. Bull: Huh! You've not missed much by missing that. Yer marry for love an' find you've let yourself in for a seven day a week job with no pay. An' yer don't find it out 'till it's too late.
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Connections

Remade as ITV Play of the Week: Love on the Dole (1967) See more »

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Honesty at last
5 November 2019 | by JurorNumberThirteenSee all my reviews

Absolutely stunning movie, finally a true representation of life of the working families of the 30's. A scandal that they could not get this film made in the 30's because it's story was regarded as sordid and dangerous by the board of censors. If like me you come from working class families who lived through that era, the stories this film tells are true. The movie must have been shockingly brutal to the establishment and credit to the producer's for taking it on. The downside to the movie is the acting and the direction. The accent's are awful but actors then had to have a clipped middle england accent to get work. I loved the film especially the 4 old ladies holding court on the street. Special mention must go to Marjorie Rhodes character, Mrs Bull who's savage honesty of each situation was a breath of fresh air in the acrid atmosphere of relentless poverty.


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