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The Sailor's Return (1978)

Set in the early days of the reign of Queen Victoria provides an unusual historical representation of a black person's experience of England.

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William Targett
Shope Shodeinde ...
Princess Tulip
Elton Charles ...
Billy / Olu Targett
Denyse Alexander ...
Mrs. Cherret
Julia Swift ...
Annie
Pat Keen ...
Mrs. Bascombe
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Mr. Fosse
Jill Spurrier ...
Mrs. Frickes
Ray Smith ...
Fred Leake
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Tom Madgwick
Peter Benson ...
Charlie Nye
Ann Way ...
Mrs. Clall
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Lucy Sturmey
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Harry Targett
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Reverend Pottock
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Set in the early days of the reign of Queen Victoria provides an unusual historical representation of a black person's experience of England.

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Merimies palaa kotiin  »

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Made by Thames Television subsidiary Euston Films with funding from the National Film Finance Corporation, the film failed to achieve a hoped-for theatrical release and was finally premiered on television in 1980. See more »

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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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