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It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

| Crime, Drama | 1948 (Austria)
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house, but she has since married and is reluctant to help him.

Director:

Robert Hamer

Writers:

Arthur La Bern (novel), Angus MacPhail (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Googie Withers ... Rose Sandigate
Edward Chapman ... George Sandigate
Susan Shaw ... Vi Sandigate
Patricia Plunkett ... Doris Sandigate
David Liney David Liney ... Alfie Sandigate (as David Lines)
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Morry Hyams
Betty Ann Davies ... Sadie, his Wife
John Slater ... Lou, his Brother
Jane Hylton ... Bessie, his Sister
Meier Tzelniker Meier Tzelniker ... Solly, his Father
John McCallum ... Tommy Swann
Jimmy Hanley ... Whitey
John Carol John Carol ... Freddie
Alfie Bass ... Dicey
Jack Warner ... Det. Sergt. Fothergill
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Storyline

Slice of life drama following the lives of various people in London's East End on a wet Sunday. (Is this film why people think it always rains in England ?) Rose was engaged to local wild boy Tommy Swann but he got imprisoned on Dartmoor. After he was locked up she got married to sedate but dull George. Tommy's now broken out of jail and comes to see Rose to get help to flee the country. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Taglines:

The secrets of a street you know

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious, and any similarity to any incident, name or individual is coincidental. See more »

Goofs

One of the 78rpm records on display in Morry's shop is an HMV with two white areas at the bottom of the label. This would make it a pre-electric recording from the early 1920s and hardly likely to be in a record shop. See more »

Quotes

Joe: We don't cater to the criminal classes.
Detective Sergeant Fothergill: Turned over a new leaf?
Joe: There's such a thing as a law of libel.
Detective Sergeant Fothergill: There's such a thing as ham, but there's none in this sandwich.
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Soundtracks

Colonel Bogey March
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford
Played on the harmonica by the boys
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good solid drama
7 October 2003 | by JoshsDadSee all my reviews

i have to disagree with the other reviewer. this a good, solid drama that captures the mood of post war london expertly. the stories mesh together well and the performances, with one notable exception, are first rate. the atmospheric photgraphy adds to the overall feel of the piece and the climax is very exciting.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

1948 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Flucht vor Scotland Yard See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,177, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$14,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,313
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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