Sidney Gilliat – London Belongs to Me AKA Dulcimer Street (1948)
On Christmas Eve of 1938, the widow landlord of the boarding house at 10 Dulcimer Street, Mrs Vizzard (Joyce Carey), allows manipulative elderly dance hall coat checker Connie Coke (Ivy St. Helier) to put off payment of her back rent until after the holiday. The landlord rents out her basement room to phony medium Henry Squales (Alastair Sim), who performs a seance at her occult club. The mousey cockney Fred Josser (Wylie Watson) is given a clock at his retirement celebration by his firm after forty years of service and his crabby wife (Fay Compton) groans at his foolish contentment. His pretty young daughter Doris (Susan Shaw) attracts garage mechanic Percy Boon (Richard Attenborough) who lives upstairs with his elderly widowed mother (Gladys Henson), but she’s not interested in him. Nevertheless she goes to Connie’s dance hall with Percy just to spite her embittered negative mum who can’t stand the boy. When the joint is raided by the police, she meets Policeman Bill (Andrew Crawford), who soon becomes her boyfriend.
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