The first of the Ealing Comedies, Charles Crichton's Hue and Cry is a gently amusing Boy's Own-style adventure with added post-war realism, featuring a criminally underused Alastair Sim and a juvenile cast headed by Harry Fowler.
"First of the Ealing comedies. A bunch of crooks use a comic paper, featuring stories penned by Felix H. Wilkinson (Alastair Sim), to pass on coded messages for robberies. When the comic's readership, a bunch of East End boys, discover what's going on they go to the police. The local constabulary, however, are no help, and so the plucky lads set out to foil the robbers themselves." Studiocanal