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The Weaker Sex (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 October 1948 (UK)
Life on the home front during World War 2. Martha Dacre tries to keep her home running as normal, during the run up to the D Day landings. With several lodgers to contend with, and her son ... See full summary »

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Martha Dacre
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Helen Dacre Winan
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Mrs. Gaye
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Lolly Dacre
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Harriet Lessing
Digby Wolfe ...
Benjie Dacre
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Life on the home front during World War 2. Martha Dacre tries to keep her home running as normal, during the run up to the D Day landings. With several lodgers to contend with, and her son and daughter away serving in the Navy, she has chosen to stay as a housewife. When her son's ship is damaged during the landings, she begins to regret, not taking a war job. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Nostalgic for Rationing? Who Knew!
27 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie could easily have been an unmitigated disaster -- no plot to speak of, not much in the way of memorable dialog, the uneasy feeling a viewer has nowadays that it's all a great big stiff-upper-lip and tally-ho-for-rationing exercise. What saves it is the transcendent acting -- lines spoken so perfectly, body movements so in sync with the spirit of the situations -- and a sure sense of editing that keeps the story (slim pickins as it is) moving. So what have we here, after all's said and done? I think we've been given a good postcard for future generations, a card which says, "Yes, this is how it was; this is how we got through it all. We behaved well toward one another, and we all came out of it all right." I often stop movies to take breaks if they seem a little long-ish. This one played right through to the end, and I was sorry to see it finish. I could have spent much more time with these lovely people.


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