We'll Smile Again

We'll Smile Again is a 1942 British musical comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen and Meinhart Maur.[1]

We'll Smile Again
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Directed byJohn Baxter
Produced byJohn Baxter
Written byBarbara K. Emary
Bud Flanagan
Austin Melford
StarringBud Flanagan
Chesney Allen
Meinhart Maur
Music byKennedy Russell
CinematographyJames Wilson
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
  • 7 December 1942 (1942-12-07) (UK)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A ring of Nazi spies infiltrate a film studio planning to use it for sending coded messages, but they are foiled by two of the low-level staff at the studio.


Critical reception

The Radio Times gave the film three out of five stars, and wrote "Unlike many stage, radio or television double acts who flounder when put on the big screen, Flanagan and Allen fared rather well as movie stars, and this is a typical effort, combining bright comedy with songs and human interest...Directed with no pretension by John Baxter, who made several of the duo's other popular films, it is an engaging showcase for one of Britain's best-loved song-and-comedy teams."[2]


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