The Volunteer
  • Directors(s)

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

  • Production Year

    1944

  • Genre(s)

    War

  • Approx. running minutes

    44m

  • Cast

    Ralph Richardson, Pat McGrath, Anna Neagle, Laurence Olivier, Michael Powell, Anthony Asquith

Film

The Volunteer

discriminatory behaviour, rude gesture

THE VOLUNTEER is a wartime drama, from 1944, in which a man leaves his theatre job to pursue a career in the military.

  • Directors(s)

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

  • Production Year

    1944

  • Genre(s)

    War

  • Approx. running minutes

    44m

  • Cast

    Ralph Richardson, Pat McGrath, Anna Neagle, Laurence Olivier, Michael Powell, Anthony Asquith

discrimination

A white actor appears in blackface to play the part of Othello in a stage production. In a wartime film, some men are referred to as 'Arab types'. Servicemen catcall when a woman appears on a cinema screen.

language

During a wartime film screening, some people respond to an onscreen 'V for victory' signal by inverting the gesture.


There are scenes of war violence, such as aerial dogfights and bombings. Although some casualties are briefly seen, there is no sight of any blood or injuries.
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The VolunteerCinema44m 10sArchers Film Prods Ltd22/10/1943
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The VolunteerPhysical media + VOD/Streaming44m 0sBFI Video27/09/2021
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    27/09/2021