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Hour of Glory

Year:
Duration:
106 min
Genres:
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance | Thriller | War
IMDB rate:
7.5
Director:
Michael Powell
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award.
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1952-02-23
Filming Locations: Chesil Bank, Dorset, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
David Farrar
Sammy Rice
Kathleen Byron
Susan
Jack Hawkins
R.B. Waring
Leslie Banks
Col. A.K. Holland
Michael Gough
Capt. Dick Stuart
Cyril Cusack
Cpl. Taylor
Milton Rosmer
Prof. Mair
Walter Fitzgerald
Brine
Emrys Jones
Joe
Michael Goodliffe
Till
Renée Asherson
A.T.S. corporal
Anthony Bushell
Col. Strang
Henry Caine
Sgt. Maj. Rose
Elwyn Brook-Jones
Gladwin
James Dale
Brigadier
Sam Kydd
Crowhurst, door sentry
June Elvin
Gillian
David Hutcheson
Norval
Sidney James
'Knucksie' Moran, barkeeper
Roderick Lovell
Capt. Pearson
James Carney
Sgt. Groves
Roddy Hughes
Welsh doctor
Geoffrey Keen
Pinker
Bryan Forbes
Peterson, dying gunner (as Brian Forbes)
Ted Heath
Band Leader (uncredited)
Robert Morley
The Minister (uncredited)
Richard Nielson
(uncredited)
John Stratton
Young Army Officer at Committee Meeting (uncredited)
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Trivia
When Sammy and Susan are at the Hickory Tree night club, Susan spots Gillian, an old acquaintance, and asks Sammy to start talking, to avoid the meeting. Sammy starts, and then Susan joins in reciting the following lines: "I never nurs'd a dear gazelle, / To glad me with its soft black eye, / But when it came to know me well / And love me, it was sure to die." These lines are from the poem Lalla Rookh (in the section entitled The Fire Worshipers) by the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852).
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This film marked the return of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger to Alexander Korda's London Films, after a successful but rather strained period at Rank.
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The first film acting role of Bryan Forbes.
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Goofs
A little over 75 minutes into the film, during the scene where the character of Sammy Rice trashes his sitting room, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen reflected in the empty picture frame in the foreground of the shot.
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Quotes
Sammy Rice: I must have a drink. Ask me to have a drink woman.
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Susan: Wouldn't it be silly to break up something we both like doing, only because you think I don't like it.
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Susan: Where were you going Sammy?
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Photos from cast
Patrick Macnee
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