The Sailor's Return (1978)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Targett
Shope Shodeinde ...
Princess Tulip
Elton Charles ...
Billy / Olu Targett
Denyse Alexander ...
Mrs. Cherret
Julia Swift ...
Pat Keen ...
Mrs. Bascombe
Mr. Fosse
Jill Spurrier ...
Mrs. Frickes
Ray Smith ...
Fred Leake
Mick Ford ...
Tom Madgwick
Peter Benson ...
Charlie Nye
Ann Way ...
Mrs. Clall
Paola Dionisotti ...
Lucy Sturmey
Harry Targett
Reverend Pottock


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Incredible how it's so unknown - am I alone in loving it ?
26 June 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

I saw and recorded this film many years ago off the French TV and would dearly like to have it on DVD so as to have the original English audio as I cordially detest films dubbed into foreign languages ! Unfortunately, the film seems to be unknown on all counts, indeed I have not till now found any other commentary in IMDB about it !! Set in beautiful Dorset ( England ), it is about a sailor in the 19th century who returns home to his village from travels accross the world accompanied by his beautiful African wife. The sight of a black person at that time in a Dorset village was obviously something of a novelty and engenders both love and hate according to which villager we are talking about. Beautifully filmed, a tearful and very emotional story. It deserves to be more publicized and re-born on DVD for the good of all !

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