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      Hue and Cry

      1946 1 hr. 25 min. Comedy Crime Drama List
      Reviews 73% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Cockney boys catch crooks by cracking their code in a serial story. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 08 Buy Now

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      Paul G I only watched this for Alistair Sim's but unfortunately he has a minor role in the film. In summary though, for a comedy it is not that funny. What is interesting is the London background which remains very much a bomb site from WW2. Also, some of the fights look far rougher than we would expect to see these days. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Audience Member A must-see just because the newspaper comic with the instructions to the criminals is named Trump. Many wonderful screenshots can be captured as you laugh and shake your head at this time capsule which is otherwise a little dry and boring. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member No, I didn't watch this film just because the first word is the same as my wife's name. But that didn't hurt. It's kinda like a posh, pommy, B&W war-era, Enid Blyton-ish version of The Goonies. Basically a bunch of aimless boys (with the odd girl) craving adventure in post-war London, foil a gangster ring with kid tenacity. It's all a bit silly and shouty. But Alastair Sim is a riot in his brief role. And the best thing about the film is the location settings - some fascinating scenery of bombed-out mid-40s London. It's at least 50 years older than when I walked those streets, but it still makes me nostalgic as hell. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A wonderfully imaginative film with Noir Overtones about street kids in bombed-out London--'Calling all boys.'!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member What a charming little romp Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable Ealing comedy set in bomb damaged post WWII London. A kids adventure film really of derring do as a group of children foil the dastardly plot of a criminal gang lead by Jack Warner. Alastair Sim is great in a small role as a comic writer who helps the kids. Harry Fowler who plays the lead kid is excellent and steals much of the film, especially in his climactic brawl with Jack Warner. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Sure to be enjoyed by those who grew up reading the likes of The Hardy Boys, Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators, and (over yonder in Europe) The Famous Five. Rated: 3/4 May 12, 2020 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation a classic that stands alone, a London landmark with laughs that takes us back to a more rough and tumble time, and does it with a style that would be admired and copied for generations to come Rated: 3.5/4 May 7, 2020 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension ...the movie never goes too long without giving you something shiny to look at. May 1, 2020 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin This is quite definitely a film out of the ordinary. The story is well constructed, the continuity good and the interest sustained. Feb 2, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Cockney boys catch crooks by cracking their code in a serial story.
      Director
      Charles Crichton
      Screenwriter
      T.E.B. Clarke
      Production Co
      Ealing Studios
      Genre
      Comedy, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 7, 2020
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