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Initial post: 18 Oct 2011, 14:33:33 BST
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2011, 14:37:17 BST
Linda H says:
I remember a film shown a few years ago on t.v. which must have been made around 1935. I only remember the plot which was a department store owner going under cover as an employee to find out why his workforce were unhappy, then joining the union on strike.
I don't know who was in it but can anyone help at all/

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2011, 21:52:17 BST
Peter B says:
This sounds like the 1941 film 'The Devil and Miss Jones' which starred Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings and Charles Coburn.

A department store owner, played by Charles Coburn, finds that several of his employees are forming a trades union to get more money and better working conditions. In order to find out who the organizers are, he gets a job at the store as a shoe salesman and becomes involved in their personal lives.

I hope this helps.


In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2011, 23:28:15 BST
Linda H says:
Thank you so much for your help, yes, you're absolutely right, it is the right film and you've made my day.

Thanks again. Linda H

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2011, 16:07:07 BST
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2011, 16:10:37 BST
LEP says:
I'm Alright Jack starring Ian Carmichael. It's the son of the owner of a store/factory who is sent undercover by his father when the union wants to strike. Yes, he then decides that the workers are right and joins the strike. It's not 1930's though; 1950's I think. It's availabe on DVD.

Posted on 23 Oct 2011, 00:23:52 BST
Sorry, LEP, but you have got the plot of I'm Alright Jack completely wrong!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2011, 15:02:26 BST
LEP says:
Well Cowboy, I did see the film, and to my, obviously poor, recollection, that's what it was about.

Posted on 23 Oct 2011, 16:48:32 BST
Carmichael was not the son of the factory owner (his father was a nudist who had retreated from the world). The factory was owned by his uncle. He was not sent in as a spy but was offered a blue collar job (after failing to find other more suitable employment) so that he could be used as a pawn in a plot hatched by his uncle and a shady business associate. Carmichael did not join the strike; he was, in fact, the cause of it. In the end, he became an embarrassment to both sides because of his naive honesty.

Posted on 25 Nov 2011, 20:59:35 GMT
kraka says:
some years ago on terrestrial TV (possible BBC or CHANNEL 4) a short series of CHINESE FILMS was screened one was the famous YELLOW EARTH but there was another which was an autobiography of an elderly chinese composer.who'se music was some of the most beautifull i've heard. the film was very touching and like the music exquisitly beautiful. whilst a lot of the film has slipped from memory i do recall at his death (after writing his SWAN SONG) the walls of his hovel was completely covered with all his musical compositions. in fact the film may have been called SWAN SONG, but in chinese but i'm not sure. i would love to see this film again and hear again his music it was so gentle touching and beautiful. any help in identifying this film and his music would be welcomed with much gratitude. thanks...............kraka.
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