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Fame Is the Spur (1947)

116 min | Drama

A British politician finds that his intense liberal views become more conservative with his rise to power.
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Writers
Howard Spring (novel) | Nigel Balchin (screenplay)
Cinematographer
G√ľnther Krampf (as Gunther Krampf)
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Updated Sep 23, 1947

Release date
Nov 30, 1949 (United States)

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Tony Wager
The Boy Hamer (as Anthony Wager) The Boy Hamer (as Anthony Wager)   See fewer
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Brian Weske
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Gerald Fox
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Jean Shepeard
Mrs. Radshaw Mrs. Radshaw   See fewer
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Guy Verney
Grandpa Grandpa   See fewer
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Percy Walsh
Suddaby Suddaby   See fewer
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Michael Redgrave
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Bernard Miles
Tom Hannaway Tom Hannaway   See fewer
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Hugh Burden
Arnold Ryerson Arnold Ryerson   See fewer
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Carla Lehmann
Lady Lettice Lady Lettice   See fewer
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Seymour Hicks
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David Tomlinson
Lord Liskeard Lord Liskeard   See fewer
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Marjorie Fielding
Aunt Lizzie Aunt Lizzie   See fewer
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Milton Rosmer
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
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Wylie Watson
Pendleton Pendleton   See fewer
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Ronald Adam
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Honor Blackman
Emma (uncredited) Emma (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clifford Buckton
Gamekeeper (uncredited) Gamekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Campbell Cotts
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Maurice Denham
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Kenneth Griffith
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Roddy Hughes
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Vi Kaley
Old Woman in Election Crowd (uncredited) Old Woman in Election Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurence Kitchin
Radshaws' Secretary (uncredited) Radshaws' Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Marks
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Philip Ray
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Sim
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Terry
Man in Election Crowd (uncredited) Man in Election Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iris Vandeleur
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H Victor Weske
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Ben Williams
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Fred Wood
(unimpressed) Welsh Miner (uncredited) (unimpressed) Welsh Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 131 votes