6.9/10
307
13 user 3 critic

The Return of the Soldier (1982)

PG | | Drama | 14 February 1985 (USA)
Kitty Baldry (Julie Chirstie) is a haughty society queen with a tunneled view of life. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry (Alan Bates), returns from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Set in a bleak future where roving gangs of children terrorize city streets, and reality is often an illusion...

Director: David Gladwell
Stars: Julie Christie, Christopher Guard, Leonie Mellinger
Purple Noon (1960)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An avant-garde exploration of a woman's life.

Director: Sally Potter
Stars: George Antoni, Julie Christie, Kassandra Colson
Point Blank (1967)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.

Director: John Boorman
Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn
Algiers (1938)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie
Heat and Dust (1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A married man is turning forty and that's when the midlife crisis hits him. He becomes obsessed with young women and fast cars.

Director: John Trent
Stars: Bruce Dern, Ann-Margret, Graham Jarvis
1900 (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th Century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda
The Twist (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Bruce Dern, Stéphane Audran, Sydne Rome
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Christian de Chalonge
Stars: Jacques Perrin, Julie Christie, Michel Serrault
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Jenny Baldry
...
...
Doctor Anderson
...
William Grey
...
Frank
Hilary Mason ...
Ward
John Sharp ...
Pearson
...
Emery
Valerie Whittington ...
Beatrice
Patsy Byrne ...
Mrs. Plummer
Amanda Grinling ...
Alexandra
Edward de Souza ...
Edward
...
Stephen
Edit

Storyline

Kitty Baldry (Julie Chirstie) is a haughty society queen with a tunneled view of life. Kitty's complacency is rocked when her husband, Captain Chris Baldry (Alan Bates), returns from the front during the First World War shell-shocked and suffering amnesia, not knowing who she is and determined for a reunion with Margaret Grey (Glenda Jackson), a working class lover from his past. Kitty employs psychiatrist Dr. Gilbert Anderson (Ian Holm), to help unscramble her husband's feelings for the women in his new disoriented life including his all-too caring cousin Jenny (Ann-Margret), but ultimately comes to realize that the man she knew is unreachable, as dead as the past he pines for. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent images and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A katona hazatér  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Julie Christie and Glenda Jackson; and four Oscar nominees: Ian Holm, Alan Bates, Frank Finlay and Ann-Margret. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Liberty Street: Return of the Soldier (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unforgettable
6 February 2005 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

This is superb - the acting wonderful, sets, clothes, music - but most of all the story itself.

I am amazed there aren't more reviews of this movie - certainly one of the best of the 1980s.

It's also a wonderful movie to see in tandem with the great "Random Harvest" which has much the same opening crisis

-- a middle aged, unknown English W.W.I officer is in a hospital toward the close of the war, suffering from shell shock and complete amnesia without any idea of his name, origin, or anywhere he belongs - he proves to be a very wealthy established man - when he "recovers", he will not remember the years before the war --

But there the movies' resemblances end.

My warmest thanks to all who participated in the movie - particularly the actors Ian Holm, Alan Bates, Ann Margret (what a great and surprising casting choice), Glenda Jackson, Julie Christie.

This one stays with you forever.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Case of The Unadvertised DVD catmantu
A fine, forgotten film! jnaylor284
Discuss The Return of the Soldier (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?