Fame Is the Spur (film)

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Fame is the Spur
Directed by Roy Boulting
Produced by John Boulting
Written by Nigel Balchin
Howard Spring (novel)
Starring Michael Redgrave
Rosamund John
Bernard Miles
David Tomlinson
Music by John Wooldridge
Cinematography Günther Krampf
Edited by Richard Best
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release dates 23 September 1947
Running time United Kingdom 116 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Fame is the Spur is a 1947 British drama film directed by Roy Boulting. It stars Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, David Tomlinson, Maurice Denham and Kenneth Griffith. Its plot involves a British politician who rises to power, abandoning on the way his radical views for more conservative ones. It is based on the novel Fame is the Spur by Howard Spring, which was believed to be based on the career of the Labour Party politician Ramsay MacDonald.


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