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Director  Derek Twist
Producer  Ian Dalrymple
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Comedy
Cinematography  C. M. Pennington-Richards
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  2 March 1949 (1949-03-02)
Based on  All Over the Town  by R.F. Delderfield
Writer  R.F. Delderfield (novel), Michael Gordon, Derek N. Twist
Cast  Sarah Churchill (Sally Thorpe), Norman Wooland (Nat Hearn), Cyril Cusack (Gerald Vane), Ronald Adam (Sam Vane), Bryan Forbes (Trumble), James Hayter (Councillor Baines)
Similar movies  Hi - 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.


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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)
  • Production

    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".

    Later history

    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.


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