Private Information  [DVD]Jill Esmond (actor)
Jack Watling (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 63 min
Quality: Digital, 4:3, b/w
A woman takes on the local council when she learns there is a problem with the sewage system. They take her on and try to hush up the whole business until people start getting ill.
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".