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Mr. Lord Says No (1952)

The Happy Family (original title)
When the Government decide to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site, everything goes to plan, all except the fact that the main road and the pedestrian subway into the site, are ... See full summary »

Director:

Muriel Box
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Holloway ... Henry Lord
Kathleen Harrison ... Lillian Lord
Naunton Wayne ... Mr. Filch
Dandy Nichols ... Ada
John Stratton ... David
Eileen Moore ... Joan
Shirley Mitchell Shirley Mitchell ... Marina
Margaret Barton Margaret Barton ... Anne
George Cole ... Cyril
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Maurice Hennessey
Miles Malleson ... Mr. Thwaites
Geoffrey Sumner ... Sir Charles Spanniell
Laurence Naismith ... Councillor
Edward Lexy ... Alderman
Cameron Hall Cameron Hall ... Mayor
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When the Government decide to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site, everything goes to plan, all except the fact that the main road and the pedestrian subway into the site, are blocked by a little corner shop, which is owned and run by a Mr. Lord and his family. When the Lords refuse to be bought off, and decline the compensation offered by the authorities. the police and the bailiffs try to evict them, only to come under fire from the family, who have barricaded themselves inside the shop. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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One of nine films Kathleen Harrison appeared in with Stanley Holloway and one of seven she appeared in with Dandy Nichols. See more »

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Cyril: Hello - is that the Daily Mail? I want to report a revolution in the Waterloo Road.
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A Small Shopkeeper takes on the Government during the Festival of Britain
29 March 2003 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

A wonderful look at life in London during the early 1950's. Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison play Mr and Mrs Lord, who run a small corner shop in the middle of a bombed out street. When the Government decide to build an exhibition site, to celebrate the Festival of Britain, the building work is well advanced, until somebody sees that the Lords shop is right the middle of where the main road, and the pedestrian underpass should be. The Lords try to contact their local MP, the mayor, and anybody else who can help them, finally having to barricade themselves along with the other family members inside the shop, until somebody can come up with a solution. Holloway and Harrison are superb as usual, as is a young George Cole, long before his days as Arthur Daley, also giving good support is Dandy Nichols Eileen Moore, and Naunton Wayne as the Government Minister, who has to come up a solution to keep everybody happy.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1952 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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