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The Halfway House (1944)

A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...

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(suggested by the play "The Peaceful Inn" by), (screenplay) (as Angus Macphail) | 3 more credits »
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Alice Meadows (as Francoise Rosay)
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Fortescue
Alfred Drayton ...
Oakley
Valerie White ...
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Margaret
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Terence
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A group of travellers, each with a personal problem that they want to hide, arrive at a mysterious Welsh country inn. There is a certain strangeness in the air as they are greeted by the innkeeper and his daughter (Mervyn Johns and his real life daughter Glynis Johns). Why are all the newspapers a year old ? And why doesn't Gwyneth seem to cast a shadow ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Story of a Ghostly Inn

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5 June 1944 (UK)  »

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Ghostly Inn  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits list Françoise Rosay in her first British film. See more »

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A taste of the past with lovely camera work
3 March 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good camera work and color balance for a drama filmed in 1944. Even the out-of-doors scenes are crisp and the light is well balanced.

A group of strangers check-into an inn, each have their own emotional problems. The plot is interesting enough to hold the audiences attention, although a little slow moving in parts. The acting was very solid.

This is a very time-period relevant film. It really accurately reflects the attitudes, values and behaviors of middle class wartime Britain. A little slice of the Welsh countryside during war years.


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