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Touch and Go

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1955
  • Michael Truman
  • 81 mins
  • U

Summary

A British family experience a series of mishaps as they prepare to emigrate to Australia. Comedy, starring Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, Roland Culver and John Fraser.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

A depressing wallow in the sort of whimsy that Ealing foisted upon the world as British Realism. This clumsy clash of ancient and modern revolves around the furniture designer Jack Hawkins's decision to emigrate to Australia when his latest efforts are deemed too futuristic by his stick-in-the-mud employer. Had his family pointed to sneak previews of life on Ramsay Street or in Summer Bay, one could have understood their resistance, but surely one would have swum all the way to escape such dreary friends and limited opportunities? Keep an eye on Heathcliff the cat. He bosses the picture.

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Credits

Cast

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Jim FletcherJack Hawkins
Helen FletcherMargaret Johnston
Peggy FletcherJune Thorburn
Richard KenyonJohn Fraser
Reg FairbrightRoland Culver
Alice FairbrightAlison Leggatt

Crew

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DirectorMichael Truman

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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