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If Winter Comes (1947)

 -  Drama  -  31 December 1947 (USA)
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It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his ... See full summary »

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It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his real love Nona marries some one else. Just as war is about to break out, Nona returns home with husband Tony. Mable is sure she can hold onto Mark, though. But misunderstood good deeds on Mark's part turn life for him upside down when his relationship with a young girl starts tongues wagging. Soon, wartime casualties take their toll in Penny Green as well as on the front, as the death of fighting men affects lives back home. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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31 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Quand vient l'hiver  »

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At one point, Robert Donat and Greer Garson were set to star, under direction of Alexander Korda. See more »

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Though set in England, Mark and Tony both wear American ties, recognizable by the diagonal stripes slanting down toward the right. English ties always slant to the left. See more »

Quotes

Mark Sabre: Have you seen the news about Poland?
Mabel Sabre: Darling, this is serious bridge.
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this movie is about trusting
24 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, wonderfully performed, touches some deep aspect of human life under stress. The combination of war and love affairs is not new. Neither it is the attraction between a mature man and a young girl. However, the spectators must be mislead if they follow that path. Why the movie is about trusting, at different levels: husband and wife, lovers, mature and young, at home, at work, at the pub. There is also a political involvement: the voice of the people, which has two sides. Love can be lost, honor will not. This motto is crucial.The war is an ominous backstage, never shown. Walter Pidgeon makes an extraordinary performance, the rest of the cast does not lag behind. The final scene is simply convincing: as it has to be. Appreciating it requires some insight, undoubtedly.


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