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If Winter Comes (1947)

Approved | | Drama | 31 December 1947 (USA)
It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Pidgeon ... Mark Sabre
Deborah Kerr ... Nona Tybar
Angela Lansbury ... Mabel Sabre
Binnie Barnes ... Natalie Bagshaw
Janet Leigh ... Effie Bright
May Whitty ... Mrs. Perch (as Dame May Whitty)
Rene Ray Rene Ray ... Sarah 'Low Jinks' (as René Ray)
Virginia Keiley Virginia Keiley ... Rebecca 'High Jinks'
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Fortune
John Abbott ... Mr. Twyning
Rhys Williams ... Mr. Bright
Hugh French ... Tony Tyber
Dennis Hoey ... Tiny Wilson
Nicholas Joy ... Mr. Pettigrew
Halliwell Hobbes ... The Coroner
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Storyline

It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his real love Nona marries some one else. Just as war is about to break out, Nona returns home with husband Tony. Mable is sure she can hold onto Mark, though. But misunderstood good deeds on Mark's part turn life for him upside down when his relationship with a young girl starts tongues wagging. Soon, wartime casualties take their toll in Penny Green as well as on the front, as the death of fighting men affects lives back home. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quand vient l'hiver See more »

Filming Locations:

Winter Haven, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,740,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A Broadway play of the same title, also based on the novel that this film is, opened at the Gaiety Theatre, 1547 Broadway, on April 2, 1923 and ran for 40 performances. See more »

Goofs

Though set in England, Mark and Tony both wear American ties, recognizable by the diagonal stripes slanting down toward the right. English ties always slant to the left. See more »

Quotes

Mark Sabre: Have you seen the news about Poland?
Mabel Sabre: Darling, this is serious bridge.
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Version of If Winter Comes (1923) See more »

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Dull despite a good cast
4 November 2000 | by jann-6See all my reviews

This was sort of two movies in one. It started out with Angela Lansbury as a self-centered woman who was fearful that her husband (Walter Pidgeon) would be drawn back to his old flame. Lansbury was quite good as the wife who had an interesting approach to this situation. But later, the movie turned into a story about a young woman (Janet Leigh, doing a good British accent), who turns to Pidgeon for help and inadvertently causes a host of problems for him. Deborah Kerr is also good as Pidgeon's old girlfriend, but even with the good cast, the movie overall is little more than a confused soap opera, and the ending doesn't make much sense. Not one I'd recommend, unless you're a particular fan of anybody in the cast.


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