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Fame Is the Spur

Directed by Roy Boulting
1949    1h 56m    Passed
Hamer Radshaw (Sir Michael Redgrave) rises from a Manchester slum to an important post in the British Cabinet but, along the way, his strong Socialist beliefs undergo modifications to the extent that, while maintaining them in principle, he diametrically opposes them in practice. His "spur" for prosperity and social status causes him to sacrifice his ideals and friends, including allowing his wife, a fighter for women's rights, to be jailed.
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Cast of Fame Is the Spur
  • Michael RedgraveHamer Radshaw
  • Rosamund JohnAnn Radshaw
  • Bernard MilesTom Hannaway
  • Carla LehmannLady Lettice
  • Hugh BurdenArnold Ryerson
  • Marjorie FieldingAunt Lizzie
  • Seymour HicksOld Buck
  • Tony WagerThe Boy Hamer
  • Brian WeskeThe Boy Ryerson
  • Gerald FoxThe Boy Hannaway
  • Jean ShepeardMrs. Radshaw
  • Guy VerneyGrandpa
  • Percy WalshSuddaby
  • David TomlinsonLord Liskeard
  • Charles WoodDai
  • Milton RosmerMagistrate
  • Wylie WatsonPendleton
  • Ronald AdamRadshaws' Doctor (uncredited)
  • Honor BlackmanEmma (uncredited)
  • Clifford BucktonGamekeeper (uncredited)
  • Campbell CottsMeeting Chairman (uncredited)
  • Maurice DenhamPrison Doctor #2 (uncredited)
  • Kenneth GriffithWartime Miners' Representative (uncredited)
  • Roddy HughesWartime Miners' Spokesman (uncredited)
  • Vi KaleyOld Woman in Election Crowd (uncredited)
  • Laurence KitchinRadshaws' Secretary (uncredited)
  • Philip RayDoctor (uncredited)
  • Gerald SimReporter (uncredited)
  • Harry TerryMan in Election Crowd (uncredited)
  • Iris VandeleurWoman Who Opens Front Door (uncredited)
  • H Victor WeskeWartime Miners' Representative (uncredited)
  • Ben WilliamsRadical Orator (uncredited)
  • Fred WoodUnimpressed Welsh Miner (uncredited)

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