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This Happy Breed (1944)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 April 1947 (USA)
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the ... See full summary »

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Eileen Erskine ...
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Betty Fleetwood ...
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of WWII. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy | Drama

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12 April 1947 (USA)  »

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£200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The swelling orchestral fanfare which plays over the film's final shots is based around the main theme of the then-popular patriotic song London Pride - a song written and most notably recorded by Noel Coward, the film's producer and author of the play upon which the film is based. See more »

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Queenie makes tea for Ethel and Sylvia (DVD Timing at 33.37) pouring cold water on the milk. See more »

Quotes

Ethel Gibbons: There will always be wars as long as men are such fools as to want to go to them.
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"This is the story of a London family from 1919 to 1939." See more »

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Referenced in Overlord (1975) See more »

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For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung by the crowd to the Prime Minister
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A gem
29 June 2001 | by (northerncoast, USA) – See all my reviews

Whether or not, one agrees with the "truth or morality" of Noel Coward's ennobling view of the British "bourgeois" from 1919-1939, the acting and direction in "This Happy Breed", are superb, and what a cast. I think the notion of sacrifice, pride, and work ethic, might have easily been written about many similar low and middle income families in America from Brooklyn to San Francisco, during the same period, as it was portrayed in the equally, excellent film, "Best Years of our Lives" (1946)




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