Main title from The Big Blockade (1942)

The Big Blockade

(1942)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, War | 1h 13min |
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| Stars: Will Hay, Bernard Miles, John Stuart | Director: Charles Frend

A semi-documentary showing the importance of blockading Germany in winning the war

Cast

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British character comedian, Will Hay, wears a mortar board in his trademark schoolmaster role
Royal Navy: Skipper
Bernard Miles
Royal Navy: Mate
John Stuart
Royal Navy: Naval Officer
David Evans
Royal Air Force: David, an RAF Officer
Peter De Greef
Royal Air Force: RAF Member
British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
Royal Air Force: Tom
Photography of Michael Rennie, British actor, wearing a jacket and tie
Royal Air Force: George
Leslie Banks, British actor, photo
Leslie Banks
Civil Service: Taylor
Morland Graham
Civil Service
John Boxer
Press
Cyril Chamberlain
Press
Owen Reynolds
Press
Quentin Reynolds
Press: American Journalist
British actor Michael Redgrave in a moustachioed publicity photograph
Russian
Leif Konow
Dane
Joss Ambler
German: Stoltenhoff
Frank Cellier
German: Schneider
Alfred Drayton
German: Direktor
Marius Goring
German: Propaganda Officer
Albert Lieven
German: Gunter
Elliott Mason
German: German Stationmistress
George Merritt
German: German Shelter Marshal
Robert Morley
German: Von Geiselbrecht
Death at Broadcasting House (1934) opening credits (5)
Austin Trevor
German: U-boat Capt
Percy Walsh
German
Charles Minor
Quisling
Bernard Rebel
Quisling
George Woodbridge
Quisling
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Reviews

(1)

A curious all-star propaganda revue with some sketches more effective than others. It was Will Hay’s only serious role. (Halliwell’s)

Pictures

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Main title from The Big Blockade (1942)
The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection DVD – Volume 2 from Network as part of the British Film collection. Features The Big Blockade, The Four Just Men, Brief Ecstasy, Midshipman Easy

Production

(4)
Charles Frend
Director
Michael Balcon
Producer
Frank Owen
Writer (commentary)
Angus MacPhail
Writer (screen play)

Companies

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Ealing Studios
Production company
United Artists
Distribution company