Take a Stand Day: Millions Like Us (1943)
12:15pm, Sunday 17 March, Opera House
Running Time: 1 hour 43 mins
Directors: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
Genre: Drama, War
Step back in time to Britain in 1943 in this wartime propaganda film which centres upon the lives, loves and work of a group of women employed in an aircraft factory.
This rare film about female factory workers during World War II looks at how the war effort changed ordinary lives, dismantling old class prejudices and proving the truth of Churchill’s sentiments that the war would not just be won by “the few” but through the sweat and hard work of the eponymous “millions like us”.
Patricia Roc stars as Celia, whose dreams of joining the WAAF are shattered when she’s assigned to work on the production line. Best bring the tissues – this is wartime, after all. Oh, and if you’re a fan of 1970s telly series Upstairs Downstairs and The Professionals, see if you can spot Gordon Jackson.
Why not join us after the film for a free 1940s tea dance in the Grand Foyer?