Love on the Dole (film)

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Love on the Dole
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DVD cover
Directed by John Baxter
Produced by John Baxter
Written by Walter Greenwood (novel and adaptation)
Ronald Gow (play)
Barbara K. Emary
Rollo Gamble
Starring Deborah Kerr
Clifford Evans
Music by Richard Addinsell
Orchestrated, Roy Douglas
Direction, Muir Mathieson
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Michael C. Chorlton
Distributed by Anglo-American Film Corporation (UK)
United Artists (USA)
Release date
  • 28 June 1941 (1941-06-28) (UK)
  • 12 October 1945 (1945-10-12) (U.S.)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Love on the Dole is a 1941 British drama film starring Deborah Kerr and Clifford Evans. It was adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Greenwood.

Plot summary[edit]

The film is set in Hanky Park, part of Salford, at the height of the Great Depression.

The film was the first English made feature film to show English police wielding batons against the crowd.[1]



  1. ^ Emsley, Clive. Hard Men : The English and Violence since 1750. London: Hambledon and London, 2005, p. 141.

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