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The Agitator

Directed by John Harlow
1945    85m
The Agitator is a 1945 British drama film directed by John Harlow and starring William Hartnell, Mary Morris and John Laurie. Its plot follows a young mechanic who unexpectedly inherits the large firm where he works and tries to run it according to his socialist political beliefs. It was based on the 1925 novel Peter Pettinger by William Riley.
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Cast of The Agitator
  • William HartnellPeter Pettinger (as Billy Hartnell)
  • Mary MorrisLettie Shackleton
  • John LaurieTom Tetley
  • Moore MarriottBen Duckett
  • George CarneyBill Shackleton
  • Elliott MasonMrs. Pettinger
  • J.H. RobertsMr. Ambler
  • Frederick LeisterMark Overend
  • Joss AmblerCharles Sheridan - the manager of Overend Works
  • Cathleen NesbittMrs. Montrose
  • Joyce HeronHelen Montrose
  • Edward RigbyCharlie Branfield
  • Philip GodfreyBert Roberts
  • Moira ListerJoan Shackleton
  • Beatrice VarleyMrs. Shackleton
  • Cyril SmithDunham
  • Howard DouglasTaylor
  • Lloyd PearsonDerek Cunlyffe
  • Edgar DriverSmith
  • Bransby WilliamsSalvation Army Leader
  • Newton BlickWorkman (uncredited)
  • Sebastian CabotBit Part (uncredited)
  • David DaviesForeman at Meeting (uncredited)
  • George HilsdonMan Leaving Factory (uncredited)
  • Vincent HolmanButler (uncredited)
  • James KnightBusinessman (uncredited)
  • Harry TerryWorkman (uncredited)
  • Robert Brooks TurnerFactory Worker in Canteen (uncredited)
  • H Victor WeskeForeman (uncredited)
  • Ian WilsonOffice Worker (uncredited)

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