It Always Rains on Sunday

It Always Rains on Sunday

Director: Robert Hamer Cast: Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw


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After the war, British films began avoiding the heiresses and lordships that had dominated the drama field and began pursuing "realism" -- which often was just as artificial as the earlier white-telephone pictures. John McCallum plays Tommy Swann, a product of the working class who tries to better himself by becoming a criminal. Escaping from prison, Swann hides out in the East London home of his former mistress Rose (Googie Withers), who has since married George Sandigate (Edward Chapman). The film is told from Swann's point-of-view, and a dismal view that is. Nor does Rose seem any happier with her drab lot in life. Swann's return does nothing but further their misery, tearing Rose' family apart and sending Swann back into the arms of the law. Considered a tension-laden slice of life in 1949, It Always Rains on Sunday seems a bit contrived today, though it does full justice to the Arthur La Bern novel on which it is based -- especially when the film leaves the environs of the house and zeroes in on its colorful roster of bit actors.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827423521
Original Release: 1947
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 53,832

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Googie Withers Rose Sandigate
Edward Chapman George Sandigate
Susan Shaw Vi Sandigate
Patricia Plunkett Doris Sandigate
Sydney Tafler Morry Hyams
Betty Ann Davies Sadie Hyams
John Slater Lou Hyams
Jane Hylton Bessie Hyams
Meier Tzelniker Solly
John McCallum Tommy Swann
Jimmy Hanley Whitey
John Carol Freddie Price
Jack Warner Detective Sgt. Fothergill
Frederick Piper Detective Sgt. Leech
Hermione Baddeley Mrs. Spry
Michael Howard Slopey Collins
John Salew Caleb Neesley
Gladys Henson Mrs. Neesley
Edie Martin Mrs. Watson
Grace Arnold Ted's Landlady
Gilbert Davis Pub Owner of the "Two Compasses"
Fred Griffiths Sam
Arthur Hambling Yardmaster
Vida Hope Mrs. Wallis
John Vere Rev. Black
David Lines Alfie Sandigate
Betty Baskcomb Barmaid of the "Two Compasses"
Al Millen Bill Hawkins
Joey Carr Joe
Alfie Bass Dicey Perkins

Technical Credits
Robert Hamer Director,Screenwriter
Georges Auric Score Composer
Stanley Black Score Composer
Henry Cornelius Producer,Screenwriter
R. Dendy Special Effects
Horrockes Fashions Costumes/Costume Designer
Ernest Irving Musical Direction/Supervision
Angus MacPhail Screenwriter
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
E.O. Pogson Score Composer
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Mischa Spoliansky Songwriter
Duncan Sutherland Art Director
Ernest Taylor Makeup
Michael Truman Editor

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