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The Return of the Soldier (1982) Poster

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This is the first film in the UK to be rated by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) with the then new PG certificate classification.
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"The Return of the Soldier" (1918) was the first novel written by source novelist Rebecca West.
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The film was entered into screen in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982.
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The film was made and released about sixty-four years after the source novel of the same name by Rebecca West had been first published in 1918.
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According to Vincent Canby in 'The New York Times', the movie was not released in the USA for about three years after its theatrical debut in 1982, "because of some sort of legal complications".
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One of three cinema movie collaborations of actor Alan Bates and actress Julie Christie. Each production was made in a subsequent decade i.e. there was one each from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The films are Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) (the first), The Go-Between (1971) (the second), and The Return of the Soldier (1982) (the third and final).
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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.
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Second and final of two cinema movie collaborations of actor Alan Bates and actress Glenda Jackson who had both worked together previously about a dozen years earlier on Ken Russell's Women in Love (1969). Russell's wife Shirley Russell was the costume designer on _The Return of the Soldier (1982)_.
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This picture's closing credits declare that "this film was made in England on location in Sussex, Selston and London, and completed at Twickenham Film Studios".
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Rebecca West's "The Return of the Soldier" (1918) novel is the only ever one which was written and published by a woman during World War I that was about The Great War itself.
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