Main title from Hue and Cry (1947)

Hue and Cry

(1947)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 1h 22min |
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| Stars: Harry Fowler, Frederick Piper, Vida Hope | Director: Charles Crichton

East End boys discover that their favourite boys’ paper is being used by crooks to pass information

Cast

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Harry Fowler
Joe Kirby
Frederick Piper
Mr Kirby
Vida Hope
Mrs Kirby
Heather Delaine
Dorrie Kirby
Douglas Barr
Alec
Stanley Escane
Roy
Ian Dawson
Norman
Gerald Fox
Dicky
David Simpson
Arthur
Albert Hughes
Wally
John Hudson
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John Hudson
Stan
David Knox
Dusty
Jeffrey Sirett
Bill
James Crabbe
Terry
Joan Dowling
Clarry
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Nightingale
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Felix H Wilkinson
Valerie White
Rhona
Jack Lambert
Ford
Paul Demel
Jago
Alec Finter
Det-Sgt Fothergill
Bruce Belfrage
BBC Announcer
Grace Arnold
Dicky’s Mother
Arthur Denton
Vicar
Robin Hughes
Selwyn Pike
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Reviews

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The first ‘Ealing comedy’ uses vivid London locations as background for a sturdy comic plot with a climax in which the criminals are rounded up by thousands of boys swarming over dockland. (Halliwell’s)

Pictures

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Main title from Hue and Cry (1947)
In a phone box, Joe Kirby (Harry Fowler) gives a cheery thumbs up to Mrs Kirby (Vida Hope)

Production

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Charles Crichton
Director
Michael Balcon
Producer
T E B Clarke
Writer (original screenplay)

Companies

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Ealing Studios
Production company
General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company