Original British quad poster
|Directed by||Fergus McDonell|
|Produced by||Ronald Kinnoch|
|Screenplay by||Gordon Glennon |
|Based on||play Garden City by Gordon Glennon|
|Starring||Jill Esmond |
|Music by||H.M. Farrar|
|Edited by||Tom Simpson|
|Distributed by||Monarch Film Corporation|
|1 May 1952|
A woman battles against corruption in her local council.
It was one of 15 films selected by Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane in The British 'B' Film, their survey of British B films, as among the most meritorious of the B films made in Britain between World War II and 1970. They noted that it "develops its issue with the venalities of local government and sub-standard housing in calm and sufficient detail to establish its seriousness of purpose", which was "skillfully interwoven with the elements of personal drama". They added that "the screenplay seems to have been worked on with rather more care than was routinely the case with B films". They also praised the "carefully observed performance" by Jill Esmond, "a fine, undervalued stage actress".