A British soldier goes off to fight in World War I, with his girlfriend waiting and worried at home. He is soon wounded in battle and crippled. He comes to the conclusion that she would be ...
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A British soldier goes off to fight in World War I, with his girlfriend waiting and worried at home. He is soon wounded in battle and crippled. He comes to the conclusion that she would be better off believing that he had been killed so she can get on with her life. She gets the news and is devastated. Several years later she is still grieving for him, but he has now been cured and goes looking for her. Written by
This is the start of Gracies film career,which is most memorable for the introduction of what would become her signature tune "Sally".Her co star is Ian Hunter who was to go to Hollywood and appear in featured roles.The film is written by that well known character actor Miles Malleson and Hitch's wife Alma Reville,with additional material by her then husband and manager Archie Pitt.The film was made at Ealing prior to its emergence under Michael Balcon.The script is based on a play but it has to be said that it is as poverty struck as the films settings.There ate only 3 sets for the whole of this 75 minute film.There are a couple of interesting exteriors of Trafalgar Square and Buckhingham Palace.This film must have been a hit because Gracie when on to make a number of films at Ealing during the 1930s.No doubt her popularity in the Music Halls and Theatre carried her through this uncertain start.
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