Hue and Cry (1947)

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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »


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  • Harry Fowler in Hue and Cry (1947)
  • Harry Fowler and Alastair Sim in Hue and Cry (1947)
  • Alastair Sim in Hue and Cry (1947)
  • Harry Fowler in Hue and Cry (1947)
  • Douglas Barr and Valerie White in Hue and Cry (1947)
  • Jack Lambert in Hue and Cry (1947)

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9 June 2000 | Cajun-4
Cockney kids rout a gang of criminals.
This was the first of the Ealing comedies and after fifty years it is still entertaining.The only thing that hasn't stood the test of time is the overacting of Alistair Sim as a writer of boy's adventure stories. The kids in the film are wonderfully natural.

Pictorially it is an interesting look at a London still suffering from the war. Most of the film was shot on location and the kids playgrounds were the bomb damaged buildings. During the climatic scenes there are some magnificent shots, taken from above, where it appears as though every kid in London is rushing through the streets to help capture the criminals.

Oddly enough, although very different, the movie had somewhat the same scenic look as THE THIRD MAN. Both were set in bomb damaged cities and in HUE AND CRY there is even a scene where the kids escape through the sewers of London, predating Harry Lime's famous scene in the sewers of Vienna.

North Americans may find the accents rather a deterrent but I think the film is well worth the effort.

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