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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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Soldier with Chicken
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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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Stylish moving account of 1940's England
25 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

The cast and crew were some of the best British movies had to offer. This moving tale of what it was like in England in and just after the war years. I really enjoyed Thora Herd as the ever reliable Char lady, chatting all the time with nothing to say she was perfect. Cecil Parker who was head over heels in love with delightful Ursula Jeans but did not have the nerve to tell her till 2/3rds through the film, very English. The trivia was exactly right. A real who's who in the British film industry. Roy Baker directing, Vetchinsky art direction and Hillier a master of black and white photography. Miur Mathieson, music Seeing this 1948 movie for the 1st time in 2004, I was prepared to be disappointed but was not.


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