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Saloon Bar (1940)

Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Forde

Writers:

Frank Harvey (play) (as Frank Harvey Jr.), Angus MacPhail (screen play) (as Angus Macphail) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Harker ... Joe Harris
Elizabeth Allan ... Queenie King
Mervyn Johns ... Charlie Wickers
Joyce Barbour Joyce Barbour ... Mrs. Sally Watson
Anna Konstam Anna Konstam ... Ivy
Cyril Raymond ... Harry Small
Judy Campbell ... Doris
Al Millen Al Millen ... Fred
Norman Pierce Norman Pierce ... Bill Hoskins
Alec Clunes ... Eddie Graves
Mavis Villiers ... Joan
Felix Aylmer ... Mayor
O.B. Clarence ... Sir Archibald (as O. B. Clarence)
Aubrey Dexter ... Major
Laurence Kitchin Laurence Kitchin ... Peter
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Storyline

Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord, a group of pub locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie Graves is not guilty of the murder for which he is due to be hanged in the morning. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1940 (UK) See more »

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Ealing Studios See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie quotes William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Act I, Scene V (lines 27-28) where the Ghost speaks: "Murder most foul, as in the best it is;/But this most foul, strange, and unnatural." See more »

Quotes

Wickers: All going well with your good lady?
Bill Hoskins: Tonight they reckon. It isn't her first, but it don't seem to make it any easier.
Wickers: It'll be your sixth won't it?
Bill Hoskins: Seventh...
Ivy: All the same these publicans - very profolic.
Wickers: Profolic?
Ivy: You know - profolic like rabbits.
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Connections

References The Sign of the Cross (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Swingin' at Maida Vale
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Written by Benny Carter and Mann Curtis
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Fabulous Period Piece
9 November 2014 | by JETTCO48See all my reviews

Bought this great movie recently. It is out now on DVD and is one of the four movies on -"The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 10". (The other 3 titles are: The Divided Heart, His Excellency & Let's Be Famous)

Network have done a terrific job on putting out this wonderful series of the lesser known movies from the Ealing Studio.

Don't miss this one. The period atmosphere is spot on. Anyone who knows the Salisbury pub in St Martin's Lane will feel right at home here. There are even roaring fires.

Gordon Harker and Mervyn Johns stand out in a superb cast and you will have great fun trying to work out Whodunnit!

It is presented here in a lovely, newly restored print too.

As I said before....DON'T miss this one !


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