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No Smoking (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy | November 1955 (UK)
Reg is a scientist who invents a pill to cure smokers of their nicotine addiction. However, when he makes his discovery public, he encounters strong resistance from the tobacco industry.

Director:

Henry Cass

Writers:

Kenneth R. Hayles (screenplay) (as Kenneth Hayles), G.H. Moresby-White (from the original play) (as George Moresby-White) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Dixon Reg Dixon ... Reg Bates
Peter Martyn Peter Martyn ... Hal Hurst
Belinda Lee ... Miss Tonkins
Lionel Jeffries ... George Pogson
Ruth Trouncer Ruth Trouncer ... Joyce
Alexander Gauge Alexander Gauge ... Wellington-Simpson
Myrtle Rowe Myrtle Rowe ... Milly
Arthur Young Arthur Young ... Joe Dawson
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Yokel
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Foreign Office Official
Ronnie Stevens ... B. B. C. Man
Alan Robinson Alan Robinson ... Thackery
Bill Lowe Bill Lowe ... Civil Servant
Doris Hare ... Customer
Ian Fleming ... Dr. Moxom
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Reg is a scientist who invents a pill to cure smokers of their nicotine addiction. However, when he makes his discovery public, he encounters strong resistance from the tobacco industry.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1955 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Miss Tonkins: Don't you know what love is? Oh, it's a wonderful feeling. It starts in the tip of your toes, runs up your legs, round the small of your back, and suffuses you in a warm, lovely glow.
Reg Bates: Go on, that's not love, that's fibrositis!
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Soundtracks

Confidentially
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Reg Dixon
Sung briefly at the end of the film.
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Up In Smoke
23 April 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Reg Dixon was a radio comedian whose signature tune was "Confidentially".He looks rather like the magician David Nixon.Dixon had a very limited film career of two films,of which,unsurprisingly this is the last.The film is based on a play.However the idea is clearly borrowed from "The Man In The White Suit".Namely the reaction of a major industry to its profits plunging.However i find the idea of a no smoking pill in the 1950s film as being rather out of place.i cannot recall any major desire on the populations part to give up smoking.this was before the link to cancer was established.In fact when you went to the cinema you used to have to watch the film through a cloud of smoke.You could see the rising smoke picked out by the beam of the projector.This is a very lame comedy and it actually sent me off to sleep.


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