Dulcimer Street (London Belongs to Me) (1948) Drama (DVD)
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat.
Starring: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton.
London Belongs to Me is a British film drama first released on 7th November 1948, directed by Sidney Gilliat. The film is based on a novel by Norman Collins and stars Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Stephen Murray and Wylie Watson.
Assembled by the reliable team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, London Belongs to Me stars Richard Attenborough as a young, full-of-beans boy looking for fun. Bursting into a staid, wearisome London neighborhood, Attenborough exhorts the others to get some kicks out of life. Unfortunately, his search for thrills gets him involved in a murder. Just when you think that the film is a dour "slice of life" drama, a new comic element is introduced as the locals start up a petition to release Attenborough from jail. The presence of Alastair Sim in the cast should have tipped us off that London Belongs to Me wasn't meant to be taken entirely seriously.
Some highly amusing people pop up in the course of this British middle-class "Street Scene" which opened at the new Seventy-second Street Translux on Saturday. Most amusing is a phoney clairvoyant who shows up to take a room in the South London house which is the locale and to woo the widow-lady who runs the place. Gaunt in appearance, sad in countenance and deeply sepulchral in voice, he is none the less lively on the uptake when an evident advantage is to be gained. One of England's best comics, Alastair Sim, plays the role. We honestly think the picture is worth seeing just for him.
Contained in: Standard DVD Case.
Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).