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
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I watched this dated melodrama last night.Whilst parts were of interest,quite frankly much of it was mundane and the dialogue was in no way related to what you would expect to hear in the East End.I should know as my late father and his family originally came from the East End.As a Jew I found that the dialogue ,particularly of Sidney Tafler was stereotypical and unlike anything I ever heard when I was young.No one spoke that way.I am surprised that Michael Balcon allowed the totally unrealistic dialogue into the script.Tafler seemed to be constantly shrugging his shoulderd and making actions with his hands.I cannot see any such scenes being shown in a film today thankfully.So in part I have to say I found this film to be an embarrassment of earlier attitudes.It is well produced but is unrepresentative of the East End that I saw in the late forties and early fifties.
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