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The Sailor's Return (1978)

Set in the early days of the reign of Queen Victoria provides an unusual historical representation of a black person's experience of England.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

David Garnett (novel), James Saunders
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bell ... William Targett
Shope Shodeinde Shope Shodeinde ... Princess Tulip
Elton Charles Elton Charles ... Billy / Olu Targett
Denyse Alexander Denyse Alexander ... Mrs. Cherret
Julia Swift Julia Swift ... Annie
Pat Keen Pat Keen ... Mrs. Bascombe
Nigel Hawthorne ... Mr. Fosse
Jill Spurrier Jill Spurrier ... Mrs. Frickes
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Fred Leake
Mick Ford ... Tom Madgwick
Peter Benson ... Charlie Nye
Ann Way ... Mrs. Clall
Paola Dionisotti ... Lucy Sturmey
George Costigan ... Harry Targett
Clive Swift ... Reverend Pottock
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Set in the early days of the reign of Queen Victoria provides an unusual historical representation of a black person's experience of England.

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Made by Thames Television subsidiary Euston Films with funding from the National Film Finance Corporation, the movie failed to achieve a hoped-for theatrical release and finally premiered on television in 1980. See more »

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6 August 2006 | by aturnerjonesSee all my reviews

this film was filmed in the village i was living in the cotswolds called upper slaughter i was a extra in it,and am looking for a copy of this film for myself without success for many years.my brother and i are clearly seen in this film many times although kids at the time so if anybody knows where a copy is available please let me know This village was used for another film earlier called Joseph Andrews it starred beryl Reid i was a extra in that too but never seen this as it was an over 18 and i was about 7 at the time.The village had all its electric cables put underground for the films.there was a lot of villagers in the film as they took over the school as a makeup room .


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Il ritorno del marinaio See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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