This Happy Breed (1-Jun-1944)|
Director: David Lean
Writers: David Lean; Ronald Neame; Anthony Havelock-Allan
From a play by: Noel Coward
Producer: Noel Coward
||Passport to Pimlico
||Long John Silver
||The Horse's Mouth
|Robert Newton|| ... Frank Gibbons|
|Celia Johnson|| ... Ethel Gibbons|
|John Mills|| ... Billy Mitchell|
|Kay Walsh|| ... Queenie|
|Stanley Holloway|| ... Bob Mitchell|
|Amy Veness|| ... Mrs. Flint|
|Alison Leggatt|| ... Aunt Sylvia|
|Eileen Erskine|| ... Vi|
|John Blythe|| ... Reg|
|Guy Verney|| ... Sam Leadbitter|
|Merle Tottenham|| ... Edie|
|Betty Fleetwood|| ... Phyllis Blake|
Review by Chris Wilkin (posted on 10-Jan-2008)
Without doubt the best british film ever made.
Solid storyline, solid acting, solid directing.
The detail within the film is a complete study in british (london) social history. Look out for the name of the dairy in Stonhouse Street, Clapham which appears on a milk bottle standing on the door stop. I knew that dairy and remember Stonhouse Street as the home of a dear friend of mine. The shots of Clapham Common pond are delightful - an area I knew well as a child.
I can go on watching this film for ever.
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