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7 /10
Average Rating
7.50 /10
Charles Laughton , Brenda de Banzie , John Mills
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Directed by: David Lean
Written by: Norman Spencer, Wynard Browne

Released: 1953
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: GB
Length: 107


An authoritarian Lancastrian father Charles Laughton) gets his come-uppance at the hands of his daughter (Brenda de Banzie) and her mild-mannered husband (John Mills).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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At the very least, a silver oldie. David Lean made a touching film of Harold Brighouse's comedy-drama about Lancashire life in the 1890s. Strong performances by Charles Laughton, John Mills and Brenda de Banzie almost conceal the fact that the film peaks at the end of the second act, and loses impetus in the last half hour.

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