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It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1948 (Austria)
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Jane Hylton ...
Bessie - His Sister
Meier Tzelniker ...
Solly - His Father
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Tommy Swann
Jimmy Hanley ...
Whitey
John Carol ...
Freddie
Alfie Bass ...
Dicey Perkins
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

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Release Date:

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

Googie Withers, who played Rose Sandigate, and John McCallum, who played Tommy Swann, met on this movie, and were married the next year. They were married for 62 years, until his death. 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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Featured in Forever Ealing (2002) See more »

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Colonel Bogey March
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford
Played on the harmonica by the boys
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Bleak, desolate, but heart warming
3 February 1999 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

The film was made and set in the bleak environment of post-war east London and shows Robert Hamer to be an extremely talented and sophisticated film maker. Unlike Dearden and Relph, Hamer does not impose a moral framework on his characters. The film shows two sides of adultery between Googie Withers and the escaped convict and between her daughter and a Jewish shopkeeper. What makes this film stand out is its intentioned 'realism' and complex character portrayals. This little known classic is probably one of Ealing's finest films.


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