While on seaside holiday with her girlfriend Mary, a pretty factory worker named Jenny is attracted to Alan, son of the owner of the mill where she works. When she agrees to spend a week ...
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While on seaside holiday with her girlfriend Mary, a pretty factory worker named Jenny is attracted to Alan, son of the owner of the mill where she works. When she agrees to spend a week with the young man, Jenny enlists her roommate's help to keep this liaison a secret. The conspiracy backfires when Mary is killed in a freak boating accident, revealing that Jenny was elsewhere. Both sets of parents learn of the liaison, and insist that Alan "do the right thing" by marrying her. The independent Jenny has a surprise for them. Successful and more realistic remake of one of the earliest British talkies, made in 1931 after two previous silent versions.Written by
Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>
If I weren't a girl of such strong principles, I'd marry you like a shot.
Well, couldn't you forget them?
But darling, if I didn't have such strong principles, I probably wouldn't have forgiven you in the first place.
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Yes I was right Ronald Adam was an RAF Fighter Controller during WW11
I saw a documentary a few years ago about The Battle of Britain featuring RAF fighters and the control room whose personnel guided pilots to intercept German raiders.In this film was an officer who looked strangely familiar and it was not until I saw "Hindle Wakes" 1952 that I recognised actor Ronald Adam.In films he was usually cast as authority figures in the armed services, or a director of a hospital, as in "Green for Danger" (1946).It was not until I read the iMDB biography that it confirmed it was the same person who despite acting, writing plays. theatre management , was actually in both the RAF and its earlier incarnation the Royal Flying Corps.This film from 1952 depicts the danger for "nice girls" in spending a night with a man friend when it seemed they were then honour bound to marry the man.They did have condoms then but the censor would never have passed such a script.The producer had to suggest intimacy between the sexes showing in one scene the couple booking a hotel room with the next scene bright and early next morning.How quaint but society has moved on in the last 66 years!I spotted a young comedienne Rita Webb playing a landlady a foil for Spike Milligan in his comic routines, Bill Travers from "Born Free" and from an earlier generation Mary Clare who played "The Baroness" in Hitchcock's acclaimed "The Lady Vanishes" (1938).This was my first viewing of this film which I saw on "Talking Pictures" channel 81 and I awarded it 6/10.
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