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The Rank and File

Play For Today [S01, E21]: The Rank and File

Directed by Ken Loach
United Kingdom, 1971
Drama, TV Movie


When a pay discrepancy continues without any resolution, glass factory workers turn to their union for support. But when it is not forthcoming, they take things into their own hands.

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The Rank and File Directed by Ken Loach

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Rank and File

    This play is a uniformly excellent piece: tight, straightforward and fierce. Punches are rarely pulled, humour is ever present despite double crossing from employers and TUC alike. Loach elicits strong performances from non and semi-professional actors. We’ve been before - and again - with Loach but that misses the point: as long as there’s perceived wrongdoing there’s a place for polemical drama.

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