Chance of a Lifetime

Chance of a Lifetime

Bernard Miles (1950)

U Certificate


Our Score
This convincingly played comedy drama is a nostalgic look back to the days when people still genuinely believed in the co-operation between capital and labour. Regarded by some as a flight of fancy even on its original release, the story of a striking workforce that takes control of its factory seems more naive than ever. But there's more than a hint of truth behind many of the political platitudes and the finale has a pleasingly Capra-esque ring to it. It's co-written by director Bernard Miles and Walter Greenwood, author of the ground-breaking novel Love on the Dole.


A group of angry factory workers, tired of poor wages and working conditions, go on strike. The boss of the business decides to let his workers have a go at running the place, causing them to dramatically reassess their ideas. Comedy drama, directed, written by and starring Bernard Miles, with Basil Radford, Kenneth More, Basil Radford and Geoffrey Keen.

Cast & Crew

Stevens Bernard Miles
Adam Kenneth More
Dickinson Basil Radford
Bolger Geoffrey Keen
Baxter Niall MacGinnis
Morris Julien Mitchell
Miss Cooper Josephine Wilson
Bland John Harvey
Palmer Russell Waters
Director Bernard Miles
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama Comedy