Rush Hour (1941 film)
Rush Hour is a 1941 British Public Information
Public information film
Public Information Films are a series of government commissioned short films, shown during television advertising breaks in the UK. The US equivalent is the Public Service Announcement .-Subjects:...

 short film made by the wartime Ministry of Information, and designed to pass on an important message to cinemagoers in a humorous manner. The film was directed by Anthony Asquith
Anthony Asquith
Anthony Asquith was a leading English film director. He collaborated successfully with playwright Terence Rattigan on The Winslow Boy and The Browning Version , among other adaptations...

 and produced by Edward Black
Edward Black (producer)
Edward Black was an English film producer.-Partial filmography:* Oh, Mr Porter! * Good Morning, Boys * Doctor Syn * Convict 99 * The Lady Vanishes...


Rush Hour was filmed as a series of short comedy sequences, illustrating the various degrees of chaos and confusion arising from public transport being overwhelmed with passengers at peak times. Its twin targets were employers, to whom the desirability of staggered working hours was stressed, and casual leisure travellers, who were exhorted: "Shopping? Visiting? Then get home early at your ease – leave rush-hour seats for workers, please!"


  • Muriel George
    Muriel George
    Muriel George was an English singer and film actress. She appeared in some 55 films between 1932 and 1955.She also appeared on the variety stage and sang on radio with her husband, Ernest Butcher for thirty years...

     as Violet
  • Hay Petrie
    Hay Petrie
    Hay Petrie , born David Hay Petrie, was a Scottish actor noted for playing eccentric characters, among them Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop , the McLaggen in The Ghost Goes West and Uncle Pumblechook in Great Expectations .Hay Petrie went to St Andrew’s Academy, Dundee, and St...

     as Bus Conductor
  • Beatrice Varley
    Beatrice Varley
    Beatrice Varley was a British actress who appeared in a variety of television and film roles between 1936 and 1964...

     as Violet's friend
  • Charles Victor
    Charles Victor
    Charles Victor was a British actor who appeared in a number of films and television between 1938 and 1965.-Selected filmography:* Return of the Frog * Hell's Cargo * Contraband...

    as Bus Inspector
  • David Keir as Man at Bus Stop
  • Robert Brooks Turner as Man at Bus Stop
  • Merle Tottenham as Woman at Bus Stop

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