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Title of the Film JOHN SMITH WAKES UP
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1941
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 43
Length (in meters) 1172
Colour b/w
Genre Short, propagansa, anti-Nazi
Based on/Source  
Production Companies Pioneer Films
Producer(s) Frank H. W. Cox
Director Jiri Weiss
Cast Eliot Makeham, Joan Greenwood, Derek Blomfield, Percy Parsons, Leslie Perrins, Amy Veness
Literature Monthly Film Bulletin, October 1940
Picturegoer and Film Weekly, 1 March 1941
Special notes Scenario by Jeffrey Dell
"Belated anti-Nazi propaganda presented quite well technically. The story is of a plain, straightforward Englishman who is knocked down by a bus and dreams that London is under Nazi rule." (Lionel Collier, Picturegoer and Film Weekly)

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