All Over the Town (1949)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire  |   Release Date - Mar 2, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Norman Wooland, who in 1948 made an excellent impression as Horatio in Olivier's Hamlet, is awarded top billing in the 1949 British comedy All Over the Town. A gentle satire of provincial politics, the film stars Wooland as ex-soldier Nat Hearn, who returns to his newspaper job after the war. Upset that the paper compromises its journalistic integrity to satisfy local businessmen, Nat takes over the publication and radically alters its editorial policy. This brings him into conflict with the regional political bigwigs, and also puts a strain on his romance with Sally Thorpe (Dinah Churchill). Director Michael S. Gordon co-adapted the screenplay from a stage comedy by R. F. Delderfield.

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business-ethics, businessperson, editor, newspaper, veteran [military]