• This Happy Breed (1947)

This Happy Breed

Release Date: April 12th, 1947

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

In 1919, Frank Gibbons (Robert Newton) returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel (Celia Johnson), carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint (Amy Veness), sister-in-law Sylvia (Alison Leggatt) and three children. Years pass, with the daily routine of family infighting and reconciliation occasionally broken by a strike or a festival. By the time the children have grown into adults, another war is looming.

Cast: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Stanley Holloway, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Director: David Lean

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Prestige Productions, Two Cities Films Ltd., Noel Coward-Cineguild

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Love, Melodramatic, Emotional, Cheeky, Growing up, England, Transformation, Family, 1930s