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Title of the Film FAME IS THE SPUR
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1947
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 116
Length (in meters) 3175
Colour b/w
Genre Drama
Based on/Source Novel by Howard Spring
Production Companies Two Cities Films
Producer(s) Roy Boulting, George H. Brown, Peter De Sarigny
Director Roy Boulting
Cast Michael Redgrave, Rosamund John, Bernard Miles, Carla Lehmann
Literature Picturegoer, 26 October 1946
Picture Post, 23 November 1946
Kinematograph Weekly, 25 September 1947
Times, 13 October 1947
Picturegoer, 25 October 1947
Punch, 29 October 1947
Monthly Film Bulletin, October 1947
New York Times, 8 November 1949
Aufbau, 11 November 1949
Film History, vol. 15, no. 3 (2003) (William K. Everson)
Special notes Director of photography: Gunther Krampf
Musical director: Hans May
Costumes by Honoria Plesch
"Gunther Krampf's photography, the mood of which is set in the main titles with the rain pouring down on to the slum roof-tops, is first-class." (William K. Everson)

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