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Chain of Events (1958)

When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Patrick Brawn, Leo McKern (radio play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Walsh ... Quinn
Susan Shaw ... Jill
Lisa Gastoni ... Simone
Jack Watling ... Freddie
Alan Gifford ... Lord Fenchurch
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Jimmy Boy
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Clarke
Ballard Berkeley ... Stockman
Freddie Mills Freddie Mills ... Tiny
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Bus Conductor
John Stuart ... Bank Manager
Martin Boddey ... Bus Inspector
Joan Hickson ... Barmaid
James Raglan James Raglan ... Magistrate
Martin Wyldeck ... Becket
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When a clerk tries to dodge paying a bus fare, it sparks all sorts of complications.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Postlagernd Westminster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Perfectly displays the ripple effect.
31 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

When you throw a pebble into a still pond, you'll watch that calmness interrupted as the ripples flow out, growing as they move out. This film works in the exact same way, the moment that clerk does the tiniest thing, not paying for his bus ticket, things spiral out of control, getting worse and worse.

I loved it, I thought it was clever, original, amusing, and a definite warning, 'always pay for your train and bus tickets,' had he done so, would any of the unfortunate events have occurred, who knows.

The acting was terrific, Dermot Walsh, Jack Watling and Susan Shaw in particular, and of course a wonderfully humorous turn from the wonderful Joan Hickson as the Barmaid.

Overall, I would class this fifties film as excellent. 9/10


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