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It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1948 (Austria)
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

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Edward Chapman ...
Susan Shaw ...
Patricia Plunkett ...
David Liney ...
Alfie Sandigate (as David Lines)
Sydney Tafler ...
Betty Ann Davies ...
John Slater ...
Lou, his brother
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Bessie, his sister
Meier Tzelniker ...
Solly, his father
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Tommy Swann
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Whitey
John Carol ...
Freddie
Alfie Bass ...
Dicey
Jack Warner ...
Det. Sergt. Fothergill
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Storyline

Slice of life drama following the lives of various people in London's East End on a wet Sunday. (Is this film why people think it always rains in England ?) Rose was engaged to local wild boy Tommy Swann but he got imprisoned on Dartmoor. After he was locked up she got married to sedate but dull George. Tommy's now broken out of jail and comes to see Rose to get help to flee the country. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The secrets of a street you know

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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1948 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Die Flucht vor Scotland Yard  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,176 (USA) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

$7,176 (USA) (7 March 2008)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Swann's back is scarred from flogging, a judicial punishment that was taken off Great Britain's statutes in 1948--one year after this film was made. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy wrestles Slopey (the reporter) to the floor, the flimsy wall momentarily comes away from the adjoining stairs. See more »

Quotes

[Morry has just told off Sadie for buying retail]
Morry Hyams: Where are you going?
Sadie Hyams: To get some fresh air. Don't worry, I'll get it wholesale.
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Soundtracks

Colonel Bogey March
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford
Played on the harmonica by the boys
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Atmospheric
8 August 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film portrays the post-war East End atmosphere like few other films. Its characters appear to be typical East End characters - the frustrated housewife, adventurous schoolboy, local spiv, small-time gangsters, Jack Warner as the archetypical detective, patrician father-figure - just a few of the memorable characters whose lives intertwine on a bleak, rainy Sunday afternoon in London. There is more to these characters than meets the eye, as the plot unravels.

A note on the music: a cheery theme that is repeated throughout the film, as the setting returns to the Sandigates' terraced house, apparently called "Theme without Words": as so often with Ealing films, it adds to the setting a very fitting background.


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