Next of Kin

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 24: The Next of Kin (1942)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Charles Barr suggests that many of Ealing's war films can be usefully grouped together as representing particular themes or interests: he places Next of Kin alongside The Foremen Went to France (1942) and Went the Day Well? (1943) as films that deal with 'battles of wits' which 'enforces resource and alertness, and penalises complacency and amateurism.'