Hue and Cry

Hue and Cry

Charles Crichton (1947)

U Certificate


Our Score
After this early effort, director Charles Crichton went on to greater acclaim for making The Lavender Hill Mob and, in the 1980s, A Fish Called Wanda. However there's much to enjoy in this slight but entertaining Ealing comedy caper - the first of the genre from the famous studio - as Alastair Sim and a gang of East End urchins set out to thwart some fiendish crooks. A fun frolic from a more innocent age, with Sim in fine form as well as some evocative location footage of postwar London .


A schoolboy in post-war London stumbles on a criminal conspiracy whose members use his favourite comic strip to secretly send information to each other about their illegal activities. The police do not take him seriously, so he enlists his friends to help stop the crooks. Ealing comedy, starring Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler, Jack Warner and Valerie White.

Cast & Crew

Felix H Wilkinson Alastair Sim
Joe Kirby Harry Fowler
Nightingale Jack Warner
Rhona Valerie White
Alec Douglas Barr
Ford Jack Lambert
Dorrie Kirby Heather Delaine
Clarry Joan Dowling
Director Charles Crichton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Children's