This Happy Breed

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| Film | | UK | Colour | 1h 54min
Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness

Life between the wars for a London suburban family

Cast (12)

Robert Newton
Frank Gibbons
British actress Celia Johnson in a promotional picture for the film Brief Encounter (1945).  Johnson pairs a smart herringbone jacket with jumper and pearls
Ethel Gibbons
Amy Veness
Mrs Flint
Alison Leggatt
Aunt Sylvia
British comedian Stanley Holloway wears a trilby, jacket and tie as he smokes his pipe
Bob Mitchell
British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
Billy Mitchell
Kay Walsh
Queenie Gibbons
Eileen Erskine
Vi
John Blythe
Reg Gibbons
Guy Verney
Sam Leadbitter
Betty Fleetwood
Phyllis Blake
Merle Tottenham
Edie
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Director

David Lean

Writer

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Production companies


Noel Coward-Cineguild

Two Cities Films
Logo for the Two Cities Film production company.  This was the company’s second logo.

Pictures (1)

Colour photo from This Happy Breed (1944) featuring people in a crowd waving Union Jacks
This Happy Breed colour photo of a crowd waving Union Jacks