Passport to Pimlico (1949)

  • Comedy
  • 1h 24m

One of four films released by the studio in 1949, representing a critical and commercial highpoint, Passport To Pimlico sees the post-WWII residents of the titular London suburb discover an ancient document that frees them from the restrictions of British law and rationing, by establishing them instead as French citizens under the rule of Burgundy. While the British government negotiates with the Burgundians, the area is flooded with black marketeers. Tensions heighten as the minnow state is isolated by a vengeful bureaucracy, an act that proves unpopular with the great British public. Featuring one of Ealing’s best scripts, and a cast dotted with familiar faces such as Margaret Rutherford and Charles Hawtrey, this was possibly Ealing’s first true gem.

Director

Henry Cornelius

Producer

Michael Balcon

Screenwriter

T. E. B. Clarke

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Country

UK

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