About the film
Love on the Dole
Release Date: June 28, 1941
|Production Companies||:||British National Films|
|Writers||:||Rollo Gamble, Walter Greenwood, Walter Greenwood, Ronald Gow, Barbara K. Emary|
Depressing and realistic family drama about the struggles of unemployment and poverty in 1930s Lancashire. The 20-year-old Kerr gives an emotionally charged performance as Hardcastle, one of the cotton workers trying to make life better. Interlaced with humour that brings a ray of sunshine to the pervasive bleakness, this remains a powerful social study of life between the wars, and was a rare problem picture to come out of Britain at the time.