All Over The Town (1949)

All Over The Town. Image shows from L to R: Beryl Hopper (Eleanor Summerfield), Gerald Vane (Cyril Cusack), Nathaniel Hearn (Norman Wooland). Copyright: ITV Studios.

All Over The Town

Comedy drama about a small seaside town and its local newspaper in the aftermath of World War II

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 21st July 2020, 6:07am
  • England
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What would be called these days a Romcom, but I didn't see much com, and didn't know the leading male and female actors. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and didn't think I would, it being about running a small coastal town newspaper - reminded me a tad of the Bernard Miles (see previous) film "Chance of a Lifetime".

There were people to recognise, in the form of Ronald Adam (playing grumpy owner), a young (and small!) Bryan Forbes, James Hayter playing this time unusually a nasty character, Erik Chitty (teacher in Please Sir), Stanley Baker ( recognised him this time) and Patrick Macnee, who I didn't. These last three were uncredited.

Oh, and look, there's Eleanor Summerfield, again!

Worth a look.


john tregorran

  • Tuesday 21st July 2020, 8:39pm [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,465 posts

That's a very interesting photo. I've never seen Cyril Cusack so young. He became head of an impressive acting dynasty.

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  • Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 11:07am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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Looks like the same plot you can read about in Private Eye, happening now.