HUE AND CRY
Charles Crighton, GB, 1946, 82mins
Plus additional shorts.
Hue and Cry is generally described as the 'first Ealing comedy'. With a stalwart cast of British comedy actors, including the great Alistair Sim, Jack Warner and a very young Harry Fowler, and set in the bomb-damaged streets of Docklands just after the second world war, the film celebrates the solidarity of working class street kids as they combine to foil the activities of a gang of crooks who are using the youngsters' favourite comic serial as a means to further their nefarious plans. A first for the LSFC, this showing will be free to young people aged 16 and under.
* Discussion led by Sue Crockford, film maker
Added by socialistfilm on September 29, 2006