The famous Boulting Brothers film ‘I’m All Right Jack!’ was released just over 50 years ago. The film, in which a blundering innocent causes a nationwide strike, was a satire – but did it also reflect social realities in 1959? Were trade unions and government on a collision course at this time? Does it reflect other trends in post-war Britain?
Mark Dunton analyses the film and examines related material in the public record of the late 1950s – some of the results may seem surprising from today’s perspective.