Welcome, Mr. Washington

Welcome, Mr. Washington is a 1944 British drama film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Barbara Mullen, Donald Stewart and Peggy Cummins. The film was made by British National Films, based on a story by Noel Streatfeild.

Welcome, Mr. Washington
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Produced byElizabeth Hiscott
Written byJack Whittingham
Based onstory
by Noel Streatfeild
StarringBarbara Mullen
Donald Stewart
Peggy Cummins
Leslie Bradley
Music byJohn Borelli
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Erwin Hillier
Edited byErwin Reiner
Production
company
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
  • 18 May 1944 (1944-05-18)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Welcome, Mr. Washington was listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films for some years.[1] It emerged in early 2016 that a complete print had been discovered in a locker in London's Cinema Museum. It was screened at BFI Southbank in late January.[2][3]

Premise

Two sisters are left almost penniless by their father's sudden death, and are forced to lease their estate as an airbase to the newly arrived American forces during the Second World War.[4]

Cast

References

  1. "Welcome Mr Washington / BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute.
  2. Brooks, Richard (10 January 2016). "Wartime film returns to big screen after going Awol for 72 years". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 10 January 2016. (subscription required)
  3. "BFI National Archive Finds Lost Film 'Welcome Mr. Washington'". IndieWire.
  4. "Welcome Mr. Washington (1944)". British Film Institute.
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