A young medical student visits the Blasket Islands, off the coast of Ireland, during the holidays and becomes charmed with the place and its people. He falls in love with a local girl, who ... See full summary »
Patrick K. Heale
Cecil F. Ford,
The heir to a London department store must learn the business, but he must start off by working his way through the various menial jobs incognito first. However, a crooked manager has ... See full summary »
This is an intriguing film from Twickenham studios.It is unlikely that it has been shown since its initial release.Certainly so far as I am aware it has not been shown on TV in the UK.However it would appear that the BBC had it available for transmission.Although it has a very adult theme I cannot believe that this would have deterred them from screening it.The film is thoughtfully made with fine performances from the leading players.You can spot a youngish Miles Malleson,without his usual wig.The plot has already been set out in the other review.The film ends tragically.Newcombe deserts her common law husband,Edmund Gwenn, to marry Nares.However she is so upset by this that she goes back to the flat she has occupied with him,immediately after the wedding and commits suicide.Gwenn,Nares and the daughter come to the flat and find the dead body. The film was made at Twickenham as a quota quickie for distributors RKO.It has been forgotten ever since.In America it would be called pre code and revered.Anyway this film proves that there are many fine quota quickies out there just waiting to be discovered.
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