Let the People Sing (film)

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Let the People Sing
Directed by John Baxter
Produced by John Baxter
Wallace Orton
Written by John Baxter
Barbara K. Emary
Geoffrey Orme
J.B. Priestley (novel)
Starring Alastair Sim
Fred Emney
Edward Rigby
Music by Kennedy Russell
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Jack Harris
Distributed by Anglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
10 August 1942
Running time
105 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Let the People Sing is a 1942 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Alastair Sim, Fred Emney and Edward Rigby.[1] The screenplay concerns a small town that bands together to try to save their music hall from closure. It was based on the novel Let the People Sing by J. B. Priestley.

The film's sets were designed by R. Holmes Paul. It was made at Elstree Studios.

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  • Murphy, Robert. Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48. Routledge, 1992.

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