The Crowded Day (1954)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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In the tradition of Derby Day and The Extra Day came another multiplotted British comedy/drama, The Crowded Day. A huge and mobile cast play the various persons connected with a department store sale during the Christmas season. Special attention is given five members of the store's sales staff, each of whose private lives comprises a story wavering twixt laughter and tears. Joan Rice, John Gregson, Freda Jackson, Rachel Roberts, Thora Hird and Edward Chapman are among the familiar British faces commiserating at the bargain counter. The fragmentary nature of Crowded Day came in handy when the film was trimmed to accommodate commercials on American television.

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department-store, slice-of-life, Christmas, salesperson, love, privacy, problems, suicide, unrequited