Rush Hour (1941 film)
|Directed by||Anthony Asquith|
|Produced by||Edward Black|
|Written by||Rodney Ackland
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Distributed by||Ministry of Information|
Rush Hour is a 1941 British Public Information short film made by the wartime Ministry of Information, and designed to pass on an important message to cinemagoers in a humorous manner. The film was directed by Anthony Asquith and produced by Edward Black.
Rush Hour was filmed as a series of short comedy sequences, illustrating the various degrees of chaos and confusion arising from public transport being overwhelmed with passengers at peak times. Its twin targets were employers, to whom the desirability of staggered working hours was stressed, and casual leisure travellers, who were exhorted: "Shopping? Visiting? Then get home early at your ease – leave rush-hour seats for workers, please!"
- Muriel George as Violet
- Hay Petrie as Bus Conductor
- Beatrice Varley as Violet's friend
- Charles Victor as Bus Inspector
- David Keir as Man at Bus Stop
- Robert Brooks Turner as Man at Bus Stop
- Merle Tottenham as Woman at Bus Stop
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