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70th Anniversary.


Following its world premiere at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival, we're excited to present Flicker Alley's new restoration of Robert Siodmak's rarely seen labor-ific 1951 drama THE WHISTLE AT EATON FALLS. When young union leader Brad Adams (Lloyd Bridges) is reluctantly appointed president of a failing plastics manufacturing plant in a small New Hampshire town, he finds himself with the unenviable task of cutting costs, bringing in new labor-saving machinery and laying off employees, all while simultaneously calming labor relations. Meanwhile, the plant's recently widowed owner Mrs. Doubleday (Dorothy Gish in a rare sound-era performance) is forced to consider selling the company. The stellar supporting cast also includes Ernest Borgnine (in his debut film role), Anne Francis, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Seymour, Carleton Carpenter, Parker Fennelly, Russell Hardie, Doro Merande and James Westerfield. 


DC Labor FilmFest

April 30–June 6


Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO and the AFI Silver, the DC Labor FilmFest features a wide-ranging selection of films about work, workers and the wider issues affecting workers' lives. This year, for its 20th edition, the festival goes virtual, presenting a lineup of outstanding work-related cinema online for audiences in the Washington, DC, area and beyond. 

  • Year
    1951
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Director
    Robert Siodmak
  • Screenwriter
    Lemist Esler, Virginia Shaler
  • Producer
    Louis De Rochemont
  • Cast
    Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter, Murray Hamilton, Anne Francis, Ernest Borgnine, Arthur O'Connell