Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is ...
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Charles (Sir Rex Harrison) and his second wife, Ruth (Constance Cummings), are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira (Kay Hammond). Medium Madame Arcati (Dame Margaret Rutherford) tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.
The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin (Ann Todd) meets Steven Stratton (Trevor Howard) again and they have one last ... See full summary »
Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
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Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of World War II.Written by
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The swelling orchestral fanfare which plays over the final shots is based around the main theme of the then-popular patriotic song "London Pride", a song written and most notably recorded by Producer Noël Coward, and author of the play upon which this movie was based. See more »
In the opening sequence (DVD Timing at 2.30), the bathroom window opens out to the right. Later, when Reg opens the window to talk to his father who is in the garden (DVD Timing at 46.35), the window opens out to the left. Then during the closing sequence, the window reverts to being open to the right. See more »
Blimey, I thought you was as dead as mutton after that night attack when we'd gone on to Givenchy and left you lot in the mud.
What me, dead as mutton? I'm tougher than that. Only one small 'ole through me leg in four years!
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Opening credits prologue: This is the story of a London family from 1919 to 1939. See more »
I throughly enjoyed this little gem of a film. It is very well acted and it was nice to see a smart well groomed Robert Newton being a million miles away from Long John Silver. It had some laughs,some drama and quite a bit of sadness and as you get to know the different characters you feel a genuine fondness for them. I was brought up in the 1950's and recall visiting relatives who had grandmas and spinster aunts living with them, just like in this film. Though there is bickering and some harsh words used by the family, it does represent a time when families stuck together and deep down loved and respected one another. If you get the chance to see this movie, then I am sure that you will enjoy it.
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