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Quiet Weekend (1946)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 July 1946 (UK)
The ordinary and extraordinary adventures of a British family and their various guests during a weekend in their country cottage : the son and his socialite flirt hated by his adoring ... See full summary »

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Derek Farr ...
Denys Royd
Frank Cellier ...
Adrian Barrasford
Marjorie Fielding ...
George Thorpe ...
Barbara White ...
Miranda Bute
Helen Shingler ...
Rowena Hyde
Edward Rigby ...
Sam Pecker
Josephine Wilson ...
Mary Jarrow
Gwynne Whitby ...
Marcia Brent
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Jim Brent
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Ella Spender
Pat Field ...
Sally Spender
Hélène Burls ...
Bella
George Merritt ...
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Christopher Steele ...
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The ordinary and extraordinary adventures of a British family and their various guests during a weekend in their country cottage : the son and his socialite flirt hated by his adoring cousin, the local magistrate having a salmon poaching night, and so on. Written by BSK

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Although set in 1946 after World War II, "Austerity" was a code word for life in England until the early 1950s. Shortages in food and clothing and fuel were part of everyday life. This film perfectly captures that era, and it explains why foraging for blackberries and crab apples and catching the salmon were such a big deal. See more »

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Remake of Quiet Wedding (1941) See more »

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26 January 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Based on a play. A group assembles in the run-down country cottage owned by one couple. Their son's mousy would-be girlfriend takes on his glamorous 'latest', a haggard clothes horse with a ridiculous 40s hairdo. She asks her hostess if the family dresses for dinner. No, she says, because we don't have it. We have supper - something, and cheese and biscuits. As the mother goes out, the girlfriend mutters "cheese and biscuits". Sounds like nothing, but it's a very funny moment. Everyone is somewhat obsessed by food, but it was just post-war, and shortages and rationing ruled people's lives. No wonder Dad and friend Adrian go poaching salmon, which gives Adrian courage to propose to the lady he admires. Plus there's the ghastly village hall concert and antics of obnoxious rich party-goers. Everyone acts their socks off, including the wasps at the picnic. The salmon just has to play dead. By the way, it ends happily.


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