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When the Bough Breaks (1947)

 |  Drama  |  1948 (Austria)
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Emotional strains of adoption. A young mother hands over her baby to foster parents, but struggles to let go emotionally. Her obsession affects the lives of those around her, including the child.

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Lily Bates
Rosamund John ...
Frances Norman
Bill Owen ...
Bill Collins
Brenda Bruce ...
Ruby Chapman
Patrick Holt ...
Robert Norman
Cavan Malone ...
Jimmy
Leslie Dwyer ...
George
Sonia Holm ...
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Torin Thatcher ...
Adams
Catherine Lacey ...
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Edith Sharpe ...
Matron
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Ada Reeve ...
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Joan Haythorne ...
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Edie Martin ...
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Emotional strains of adoption. A young mother hands over her baby to foster parents, but struggles to let go emotionally. Her obsession affects the lives of those around her, including the child.

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Maybe Just As Much About Society Attitudes
21 September 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film has a rather dubious premise.Namely that a young mother would just give her child away without any formal paper work,and then walk back into her child's life 8 years later.The main thing that comes through is a class issue.Jimmie is taken from his nice middle class home to a working class area.He clearly doesn't fit in.So one wonders what might have happened if the roles had been reversed and Jimmy went from working to middle class?So it has to be said that overall the story remains unconvincing and it was clearly what would be called a"woman's picture".Bill Owen is by far and away the best actor in then film.Patricia Roc is rather out of her depth in the role of the unmarried mother.


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