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Salute John Citizen Reviews

A wartime drama from Britain's most prolific film director Maurice Elvey, SALUTE JOHN CITIZEN centers around the family headed by patriarch Mr. Bunting (Edward Rigby), an elderly store clerk who loses his job after nearly 50 years of company service. With the coming of WW II, Bunting is rehired in his former position, though little else in his life is positive. The London blitz destroys everything in sight, and one of his sons, Chris (Eric Micklewood), is killed. In the wake of this destruction, his other son, Ernest (Jimmy Hanley) is converted from pacifism to the war effort. Though clearly a propaganda piece, SALUTE JOHN CITIZEN is a nice little film--a simple telling of a modest family's attempts to cope with ongoing conflict that recalls MRS. MINIVER.