Give us the Moon

(1944)

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| Film | B&W
| Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Vic Oliver, Peter Graves

In post-war London a club is opened for idle members only

Set just after the end of the second world war (but filmed in the middle of it) in a time of general euphoria at having won the war, with full employment for all, or nearly all.

Peter, the young wastrel son of a hard-working hotel owner does not like the idea of having to work for a living.

He discovers a society of ‘White Elephants’ who are quite willing to be poor as long as they do not have to work. They are protected and guided by Nina and her precocious sister, Heidi.

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Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Nina
Vic Oliver
Sascha
Peter Graves
Peter Pyke
British actor, Roland Culver
Ferdinand
Max Bacon
Jacobus
Frank Cellier
Pyke
Jean Simmons, British actress, wears a lacy top and a pearl necklace as she poses for a 1950s publicity photo
Heidi
Eliot Makeham
Dumka
Iris Lang
Tania
George Relph
Otto
Gibb McLaughlin
Marcel
Publicity photo featuring British actress Irene Handl
Miss Haddock
Henry Hewitt
Announcer
Alan Keith
Raphael
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Book of The Elephant Is White by Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon.
Book of The Elephant Is White by Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon.   Illustrated by Robert S. Robison.
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