GenreDrama, Comedy CinematographyC. M. Pennington-Richards CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date2 March 1949 (1949-03-02) Based onAll Over the Town
by R.F. Delderfield WriterR.F. Delderfield (novel), Michael Gordon, Derek N. Twist CastSarah Churchill (Sally Thorpe), Norman Wooland (Nat Hearn), Cyril Cusack (Gerald Vane), Ronald Adam (Sam Vane), Bryan Forbes (Trumble), James Hayter (Councillor Baines) Similar moviesHi - Nellie! (1934), The Public Menace (1935), Front Page Woman (1935), Continental Divide (1981), His and Her Christmas (2005)
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All Over the Town is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Derek N. Twist and starring Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill and Cyril Cusack. It was based on a novel by R.F. Delderfield.
After serving in the RAF during the Second World War, Nat Hearn (Norman Wooland) returns to his prewar job as a reporter on the Tormouth Clarion. He is now working alongside Sally Thorpe (Sarah Churchill), who had taken his job when he enlisted. Later, Nat becomes the owner of the paper, but his employees strike, disagreeing with Nat's stance on Tormouth's housing scheme. The town supports Nat in the dispute.
Norman Wooland as Nat Hearn
Sarah Churchill as Sally Thorpe
Cyril Cusack as Gerald Vane
Ronald Adam as Sam Vane
Bryan Forbes as Trumble
James Hayter as Baines
Fabia Drake as Miss Gelding
John Salew as Sleek
Stanley Baker as Barnes
Edward Rigby as Grimmett
Patric Doonan as Burton
Eleanor Summerfield as Beryl Hopper
Trevor Jones as Tenor
Sandra Dorne as Marlene
Hubert Leslie as Skinner
Henry Edwards as Major Martindale
Frederick Leister as Wainer
Patrick Macnee as Mr. Vince
Anthony Oliver as PC Butt
Erik Chitty as Frobisher
Walter Horsbrugh as Mr. Thornton
Lydia Bilbrook as Mrs Vane (uncredited)
All Over the Town was the fourth of five films produced by Wessex Film Productions, a production company founded in 1947 by Ian Dalrymple and Jack Lee, both formerly of the Crown Film Unit. The film was shot in Lyme Regis.
The New York Times described it as a "slow, dogmatic little picture" with a "dog-eared" plot. In The Times, the film's plot was seen as unoriginal, executed "without inspiration or any originality of thought".
By the beginning of the 21st century, the only known surviving copy of the film was the negative at the BFI National Film and Television Archive. In 2005, the Lyme Regis Film Society commissioned the production of a new print from the negative. This copy of the film is housed in Lyme Regis Museum and has been shown at the local Regent Cinema on a few occasions.