Main title from The Foreman Went to France (1942) (3). Original narrative by J B Priestley

The Foreman Went to France


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Adventure, Drama, War | 1h 27min |
| Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans | Director: Charles Frend

Before Dunkirk, a Welsh foreman is sent on a mission to salvage secret French machinery

The Most Amazing Story of the War


British comedy actor, Tommy Trinder
Tommy Hoskins, 19th Fusillers
Constance Cummings
Anne Stafford, the American girl
Main title from The Tenth Man (1936) featuring Clifford Evans
Fred Carrick, the foreman
Photograph of British actor, Robert Morley (1)
Mayor Coutare of Bivary
Gordon Jackson
Alastair ‘Jock’ MacFarlan, 19th Fusillers
Ernest Milton
Stationmaster in La Tour
Charles Victor
Aircraft Spotter on Works Roof
John Williams
‘English’ Army Capt
Paul Bonifas
Prefect of Rouville
Anita Palacine
La Tour Barmaid
Francis L Sullivan
French Skipper
Grimshaw (Mervyn Johns) wears a hat and bow tie in My Learned Friend (1943)
Official, Passport Office
Owen Reynolds
Collins, Burns & Fawcett Works Manager
Ronald Adam
Sir Charles Fawcett Managing Director
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Fresh, appealing comedy-drama based on a true incident of World War II. (Halliwell’s)


Main title from The Foreman Went to France (1942) (3). Original narrative by J B Priestley


Charles Frend
Michael Balcon
Leslie Arliss
John Dighton
J B Priestley
Writer (original narrative)
Angus MacPhail
Writer (screen play)


Ealing Studios
Production company
Ealing Distribution
Distribution company
United Artists
Distribution company