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Return to Yesterday (1940)

 |  Drama  |  9 March 1940 (UK)
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Wartime dilema: Robert Maine is torn between returning to the glamour of Hollywood and working with a small theatre company in England. When she falls in love with Maine, Carol has the same... See full summary »

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Robert Maine / Manning
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Carol Sands
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Mrs Emily Truscott
Hartley Power ...
Regan
Milton Rosmer ...
Fred Sambourne
David Tree ...
Peter Thropp
Olga Lindo ...
Grace Sambourne
Garry Marsh ...
Charlie Miller
Arthur Margetson ...
Osbert
Elliott Mason ...
Mrs Priskin
O.B. Clarence ...
Truscott
David Horne ...
Morrison
Frank Pettingell ...
Prendergast
Ludwig Stössel ...
Capt. Angst
Wally Patch ...
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Wartime dilema: Robert Maine is torn between returning to the glamour of Hollywood and working with a small theatre company in England. When she falls in love with Maine, Carol has the same dilemma. Could this be symbolic of those actors who had to decide whether to stay in Hollywood or come to help the old country ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Will Ye No Come Back Again?
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brooks a bit past it
28 May 2008 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The basic premise of this film is that Clive Brooks is a big Hollywood film star who has returned home for a brief spell .He wants to escape from the pressures of this(don't they all) and ends up in a seaside town where he began his career and decides to help out an end of pier theatre.Even if Brooks had been a star he was now past his sell by date,being 53 when he made this film.So rather an unlikely star.Brooks is his usual wooden self,and the fact that he appeared in such an insignificant film means that he must have accepted that his film career was wending to a close.It passes the team reasonably and its shortness means that it does not outstay its welcome.


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