The Foreman Went to France

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The Foreman Went to France
The Foreman Went to France FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Charles Frend
Produced by Michael Balcon
Screenplay by Leslie Arliss
John Dighton
Angus MacPhail
Roger MacDougall (uncredited)
Diana Morgan (uncredited)
Story by J. B. Priestley
Starring Clifford Evans
Tommy Trinder
Constance Cummings
Gordon Jackson
Music by William Walton
Distributed by Ealing Studios
Edward Small Productions[1]
Release dates
  • 22 June 1942 (1942-06-22)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[2]


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).



  1. ^ Of Local Origin New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 10 July 1943: 08.
  2. ^ Duncan Higgitt. "War hero out of oblivion". Retrieved 2008-08-01. 

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