Let the People Sing (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 10, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Let the People Sing is an offshoot of J. B. Priestly's earlier show business-based fable The Good Companions. In Companions, a trio of mismatched dogooders save a musical troupe from ruin. In Let the People Sing, Alastair Sim is a besotted nobleman who comes to the aid of indigent comedian Fred Emney. Through Sim's intervention, the planned closing of a local music hall is prevented. Even if Sim hadn't let the people sing, as the title implores, they probably would have done so anyway.

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comedian, preservation, music-hall, unemployment, protester, aristocrat, professor, alcoholism