Welcome, Mr. Washington

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Welcome, Mr. Washington
Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Written by Jack Whittingham
Based onstory
by Noel Streatfeild
Produced byElizabeth Hiscott
Edited byErwin Reiner
Music byJohn Borelli
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
  • 18 May 1944 (1944-05-18)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Welcome, Mr. Washington is a 1944 British drama film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Barbara Mullen, Donald Stewart and Peggy Cummins. The film was made by British National Films, based on a story by Noel Streatfeild.


Welcome, Mr. Washington was listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films for some years. [1] It emerged in early 2016 that a complete print had been discovered in a locker in London's Cinema Museum. It was screened at BFI Southbank in late January. [2] [3] It was shown on the British TV channel Talking Pictures TV on 13 October 2020. [4]


During the Second World War, two sisters are left almost penniless by their father's sudden death, and so they decide to lease their estate as an airbase to the newly-arrived American forces. [5]


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  1. "Welcome Mr Washington / BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012.
  2. Brooks, Richard (10 January 2016). "Wartime film returns to big screen after going Awol for 72 years". The Sunday Times. London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.(subscription required)
  3. "BFI National Archive Finds Lost Film 'Welcome Mr. Washington'". IndieWire.
  4. Radio Times 10-16 October 2020
  5. "Welcome Mr. Washington (1944)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.