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The Weaker Sex (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama | 11 October 1948 (UK)
Life on the home front during World War 2. Martha Dacre tries to keep her home running as normal, during the run up to the D Day landings. With several lodgers to contend with, and her son ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Ward Baker (as Roy Baker)

Writers:

Esther McCracken (play), Esther McCracken (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ursula Jeans ... Martha Dacre
Cecil Parker ... Geoffrey Radcliffe
Joan Hopkins Joan Hopkins ... Helen
Derek Bond ... Nigel
Lana Morris ... Lolly
John Stone John Stone ... Roddy
Digby Wolfe Digby Wolfe ... Benjie
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Gaye
Bill Owen ... Soldier
Marian Spencer Marian Spencer ... Harriet Lessing
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Captain Dishart
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Life on the home front during World War 2. Martha Dacre tries to keep her home running as normal, during the run up to the D Day landings. With several lodgers to contend with, and her son and daughter away serving in the Navy, she has chosen to stay as a housewife. When her son's ship is damaged during the landings, she begins to regret, not taking a war job. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Det svaga könet See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Whilst it claims to be a dockyard town on the South Coast, the opening scene containing a Southdown bus going to North End is in Portsmouth. Also the scene on the A27 with Portchester castle in the background See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Geoffrey Radcliffe: I'm so sorry - the bell doesn't work.
Mrs. Gaye: I'm from the domestic agency.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The story of Martha Dacre and her family covered the period of four years from D-Day onwards . . .

It might have been your story. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Neighbors: The Weaker Sex? (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

We'll Meet Again
(uncredited)
Written by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles (as Hughie Charles)
Played on the radio for Sgt. Roddy McIntyre (John Stone) at the request of Lolly (Lana Morris)
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Stylish moving account of 1940's England
25 February 2004 | by barrie1340See all my reviews

The cast and crew were some of the best British movies had to offer. This moving tale of what it was like in England in and just after the war years. I really enjoyed Thora Herd as the ever reliable Char lady, chatting all the time with nothing to say she was perfect. Cecil Parker who was head over heels in love with delightful Ursula Jeans but did not have the nerve to tell her till 2/3rds through the film, very English. The trivia was exactly right. A real who's who in the British film industry. Roy Baker directing, Vetchinsky art direction and Hillier a master of black and white photography. Miur Mathieson, music Seeing this 1948 movie for the 1st time in 2004, I was prepared to be disappointed but was not.


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