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Cheer Boys Cheer

  • Comedy
  • 1939
  • Walter Forde
  • 81 mins
  • U

Summary

Set in the world of brewing, a classic tale (an Ealing speciality) of the small, friendly, family run company being threatened with closure by the nasty, modern, large organisation. Bringing in familiar farce elements such as mistaken identity, slapstick and even pie fights, the tale is resolved through the love felt by the children of the opposing brewery owners.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A pleasing British comedy about two warring breweries: one mechanised, the other traditional. Tom Greenleaf (CV France) runs the good ale plant and makes the better brew; Edward Ironside (a bullying Edmund Gwenn) manages the other. In a subplot not a million miles from Romeo and Juliet, their offspring - lovely Nova Pilbeam (Greenleaf's daughter) and dapper Peter Coke (Ironside's son) - fall in love. Stir in a contrived shares sell-out, and the result is a pleasant little film with a neat sting in its ale... sorry, tale.

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Credits

Cast

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Margaret GreenleafNova Pilbeam
Edward IronsideEdmund Gwenn
Matt BoyleJimmy O'Dea
GeordieMoore Marriott
AlbertGraham Moffatt
Tom GreenleafC V France
John IronsidePeter Coke
SaundersAlexander Knox

Crew

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DirectorWalter Forde

Details

Theatrical distributor
Assoc. British Film Dist Ltd
Released on
1939-11-27
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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