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This Happy Breed

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| Film | | UK | Colour | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min |
Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness

Life between the wars for a London suburban family

A Sweeping Panorama of Living

Reviews (1)

Coward’s domestic epic is unconvincingly written and largely miscast, but sheer professionalism gets it through, and the decor is historically interesting. (Halliwell’s)

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
Photograph of British actress, Kay Walsh (1)
Kay Walsh
Eileen Erskine
John Blythe
Guy Verney
Sam Leadbitter
Betty Fleetwood
Phyllis Blake
Merle Tottenham
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David Lean


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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 (2)

Main title from This Happy Breed (1944) (3)
Colour photo from This Happy Breed (1944) featuring people in a crowd waving Union Jacks

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