Thumbs Up (film)

Thumbs Up is a 1943 American musical drama film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Brenda Joyce, Richard Fraser and Elsa Lanchester.

Thumbs Up
Directed byJoseph Santley
Produced byAlbert J. Cohen
Written byFrank Gill Jr.
Ray Golden
Henry K. Moritz
Paul Gerard Smith
StarringBrenda Joyce
Richard Fraser
Elsa Lanchester
Arthur Margetson
Music byWalter Scharf
Marlin Skiles
CinematographyErnest Miller
Edited byThomas Richards
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
July 5, 1943
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States


For a publicity stunt to boost her career, an American nightclub singer volunteers for a stint in a British munitions factory. She is so impressed by the spirit of her fellow workers that she decides to stay on.[1]

Main cast


The United States Office of War Information strongly approved of the film which they felt showed a more realistic, democratic version of modern Britain than most other Hollywood films of the period.[2]


  1. Glancy p.127
  2. Glancy p.206


  • Glancy, H. Mark. When Hollywood Loved Britain: The Hollywood 'British' Film 1939-1945. Manchester University Press, 1999.
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