They Came to a City (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

They Came to a City (1944)





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This drama was faithfully adapted from a popular play and features many of the original actors. It is the story of how a carefully selected group of people prepare to live in the "ideal" city, a place totally different from the cities they are used to. As they get ready, each one presents his or her thoughts about the upcoming adventure; they also discuss their most beloved ideals.


John Clements
as Joe Dinmore
A.E. Matthews
as Sir George Gedney
Ada Reeve
as Mrs. Barley
Raymond Huntley
as Malcolm Stritton
Renée Gadd
as Mrs. Stritton
Mabel Terry-Lewis
as Lady Loxfield
Frances Rowe
as Philippa Loxfield
Ralph Michael
as Couple on Hillside
Brenda Bruce
as Couple on Hillside
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Critic Reviews for They Came to a City

All Critics (2)

While these issues are powerful and indeed still relevant, however, the lack of subtlety with which they come to a head in the final minutes may grate on some viewers.

April 24, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It's a hard world for the independent producers. Yet it must be admitted that they do not assist themselves by making films like They Came to a City.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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