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Something in the City (1950)

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Mr Ningle has been living a lie for seven years by pretending to still be commuting to his financial services job in the City of London from which he had been sacked. Every day, he journeys... See full summary »

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Maclean Rogers

Writers:

H.F. Maltby (by), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hearne Richard Hearne ... William Ningle
Garry Marsh ... Mr. Holley
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Mrs. Holley
Betty Sinclair ... Mrs. Ningle
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Richard
Diana Calderwood Diana Calderwood ... Beryl
Bill Shine ... Reporter
Dora Bryan ... Waitress
Molly Weir Molly Weir ... Nellie
George Merritt ... Police Inspector
Horace Kenney Horace Kenney ... Squeaker Man
Stanley Vilven Stanley Vilven ... News Vendor
Gerald Rex Gerald Rex ... Map Seller
Vi Kaley ... Old Vera
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Policeman
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Mr Ningle has been living a lie for seven years by pretending to still be commuting to his financial services job in the City of London from which he had been sacked. Every day, he journeys in and changes into the disguise of his alter ego: an artist who sells paintings on the sidewalk in Trafalgar Square. Written by Lloyd Purvis

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Language:

English

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Actor Michael Ward appears unbilled as an art critic. See more »

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Simple unsophisticated knockabout comedy from 1950
29 April 2017 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I was 4 in 1950 when this film was produced and 8 when we got our first TV when Richard Hearn was performing his "Mr Pastry" character on BBC TV children's hour (the only channel in those days before ITV was established in 1955).Of course I remember Hearn's slapstick style of comedy and it was typical of having only white Anglo-Saxon casts in 1950s TV films and lack of sophistication in story lines.Basically Hearn uses a poste restante address to obtain his mail and then retires after 25 years working in the City of London and for that service is awarded a clock which plays "Westminster Chimes".To get this clock home of course gives rise to slapstick opportunities like falling over two girls' skipping rope.Richard Hearn was always very well spoken, a trait which I noticed in the mid fifties when I saw his act.This film has the usual predictable slapstick comedy by Mr Pastry more at home in a circus.

His character has a generous nature and he ensures his friends are suitably rewarded when he contrives to extract from Gary Marsh (the boss of a newspaper) £5000 (less £400 for his friends) so that he can present the remaining £4600 to his impecunious and intended son in law so that his daughter can marry him.Remember what inflation has done to monetary values over 67 years!The in-laws especially the wife are nouveau riche, snobby and disdainful of others whom they perceive are less well off than themselves. Average and predictable 6/10.


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