No Smoking

1955

Henry Cass
Director
Eros Films
Distributor
Tempean Films
Production Company

Mild mannered village chemist becomes rich and famous when he invents an anti-smoking pill, much to the dismay of the government and the smoking industry.

Enjoyable but slight (and curiously neglected) comedy, very similar to The Man in the White Suit. Unfortunately it isn't quite robust or polished enough to compare with that film, though it has glimmers of comic genius. The infantile climax is an especial letdown. Reg Dixon is fine (and very Donald Pleasence-like) in the lead, but Belinda Lee steals every scene she's in as the sexy secretary/corporate spy.

-Dave W.



0th November 1955
Cinema



73 mins
1.37:1


25th August 2009
DVD



1.33:1



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Reg Dixon
Reg Bates
Belinda Lee
Miss Tonkins
Lionel Jeffries
George Pogson
Ruth Trouncer
Joyce
Alexander Gauge
W.H. Wellington-Simpson
Myrtle Rowe
Milly Dawson
Arthur Young
Joe Dawson
Hal Osmond
Yokel
Tom Gill
Foreign Office Official
Ronnie Stevens
BBC Man
Alan Robinson
Thackery
Bill Lowe
Civil Servant
Doris Hare
Mrs. Plackett
Ian Fleming
Dr. Moxom
Patrick Jordan
Reporter
Alan Gifford
American Ambassador
Roger Maxwell
Major
Scott Harrold
Man in Surgery
Jan Holden
Receptionist
Phil Park
Vicar
Peter Martyn
Hal Hurst
James Raglan
Chancellor
Peter Sinclair
1st Minister (Harry)
Frank Forsyth
2nd Minister
Charles Maunsell
3rd Minister
Geoffrey Denys
4th Minister
J. Neil More
British Delegate
Alexis Chesnakov
Russian Delegate
C. Denier Warren
American Delegate
Unknown
Pub Customer (uncredited)
Unknown
Dart Player in Pub
(uncredited)
Unknown
Pub Customer (uncredited)
Unknown
Pub Customer (uncredited)
Unknown
Glee Club Pianist
(uncredited)
Unknown
Glee Club Singer
(uncredited)
Paddy Ryan
Pill Factory Worker
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man on Train
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man on Train
(uncredited)
Unknown
Marine Sergeant
(uncredited)
Anthony Bryant
Mail Boy (uncredited)
Jack May
Villager at Awards Ceremony
(uncredited)
Brian Franklin
Boy with Slingshot
(uncredited)
Wallace Bosco
Villager Ogling Miss Tonkins
(uncredited)

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