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This Happy Breed (1944)

Approved  |   |  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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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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Heureux mortels  »

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Budget:

£200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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David Lean's first film in color. See more »

Goofs

As Ethel and Queenie move the box of dishes into the kitchen, the shadow of a boom microphone is clearly visible in the kitchen door frame. See more »

Quotes

Frank Gibbons: [putting down the newspaper] Well, they're cutting down the navy, and they're cutting down the army. The only thing they don't seem to be cutting down is the unemployed!
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"This is the story of a London family from 1919 to 1939." See more »

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Version of This Happy Breed (1969) 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 brilliant funny film
3 July 2003 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

One of the best films made in the 40's. One of those films you can watch over and over and still laugh, although there is a serious side to the plot, which works well. I especially I liked the digs between the grandmother (Mrs Flint) and the Aunt Silvia. Brilliant dialogue and acting by all concerned. Great...


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