The Homecoming Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 2003

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
British philosophy professor Teddy (Michael Jayston) comes back home from America the first time in nine years to visit his father, uncle and two brothers and introduce them to his wife, Ruth (Vivien Merchant). The family's working class background is vastly different from Teddy and Ruth's academic lifestyle, and the homecoming is uncomfortable for Teddy. But, unexpectedly, Ruth fits right in. While the men compete with one another, she not only enjoys herself but earns their respect.

Cast: Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant

Director: Peter Hall

Genres: Drama

Keywords: London, Wife, Brother, Family, Growing up, England, Playful, 1970s, Father, Rivalry, Witty


Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)