The Foreman Went to France
|The Foreman Went to France|
|Directed by||Charles Frend|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Screenplay by||Leslie Arliss
Roger MacDougall (uncredited)
Diana Morgan (uncredited)
|Story by||J. B. Priestley|
|Music by||William Walton|
|Distributed by||Ealing Studios
Edward Small Productions
The Foreman Went to France, also known as Somewhere in France, is a 1942 British Second World War war film starring Clifford Evans, Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings and Gordon Jackson. It was based on the real-life wartime exploits of Welsh munitions worker Melbourne Johns.
English factory foreman Fred Carrick (Clifford Evans) goes to France on his own initiative to retrieve several pieces of valuable machinery ahead of the German invasion. Along the way, he is helped by two soldiers (Tommy Trinder, Gordon Jackson) and an American woman (Constance Cummings).
- Clifford Evans as Fred Carrick, the foreman
- Tommy Trinder as Tommy Hoskins
- Constance Cummings as Anne Stafford
- Robert Morley as Mayor Coutare of Bivary
- Gordon Jackson as Alastair 'Jock' MacFarlan.
- Ernest Milton as the stationmaster in La Tour
- Charles Victor as the aircraft spotter on the Works roof
- John Williams as the 'English' army captain
- Paul Bonifas as the Prefect of Rouville
- Anita Palacine as a La Tour barmaid
- Francis L. Sullivan as a French skipper
- Mervyn Johns as Official, Passport Office
- Sidney Adams as Driver
- Owen Reynolds as Collins, Burns & Fawcett Works Manager
- Ronald Adam as Sir Charles Fawcett, Managing Director
- Eric Maturin as Older Man (uncredited)
- Of Local Origin New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 10 July 1943: 08.
- Duncan Higgitt. "War hero out of oblivion". WalesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
- screenonline entry, including detailed plot synopsis
- The Foreman Went to France at the Internet Movie Database
- The Foreman Went to France at AllMovie
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