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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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Details

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:

$7,176, 9 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,176, 9 March 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Swann's back is scarred from flogging, a judicial punishment that was taken off Great Britain's statutes in 1948--one year after this film was made. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy wrestles Slopey (the reporter) to the floor, the flimsy wall momentarily comes away from the adjoining stairs. See more »

Quotes

[Morry has just told off Sadie for buying retail]
Morry Hyams: Where are you going?
Sadie Hyams: To get some fresh air. Don't worry, I'll get it wholesale.
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Connections

References Gilda (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Never Grows Old
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Parr Davies
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Great dialogue
25 November 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

A rather splendid 1947 b/w film from the Ealing Studios. I find a lot of these films a little too sentimental and the acting a bit too stagey but this is a real surprise. Great dialogue, convincingly conveyed and together with super cinematography combine to make this a truly enjoyable if nostalgic view. The locations are more Camden than the East End, except for glimpses of Whitechapel at the start but no matter, it all looks good and the views of the railway marshalling yard at the end quite stunning. There is a central story but is is intercut with others and the whole thing bounces along nicely. Even the kids are all right and the amusing bits still amusing. Really though this is a very believable view of London's East End just after the war. Bomb sites, rationing and everyone trying to make the most of what they had. Also there was a feeling that the cops and robbers weren't really that different from each other, just on different sides and the important thing was to survive. Well worth a watch.


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