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The Weaker Sex

  • War
  • Drama
  • 1948
  • Roy Ward Baker
  • 84 mins
  • PG

Summary

A housewife regrets not doing more to help the war effort after the ship her son is serving on is damaged in the D-Day Landings. Drama, starring Ursula Jeans and Thora Hird

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Much of the fun for viewers with older film memories will be in recognising the marvellous British cast, who play out this nostalgic and very human story of the latter war years, leading up to D-Day. The central character is Martha (Ursula Jeans), who adds to her housewife duties with stints as a canteen worker and fire watcher. Her son is away fighting and her two daughters are Wrens living at home. With two navy men billeted at the house, Martha's life is full as she waits for the war's end and a family reunion. Based on a successful play, No Medals, this gentle film was given a nicely ironic title for the sentimental screen version.

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Credits

Cast

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Martha DacreUrsula Jeans
Geoffrey RadcliffeCecil Parker
Helen DacreJoan Hopkins
NigelDerek Bond
Lolly DacreLana Morris
RoddyJohn Stone (1)
Mrs GayeThora Hird

Crew

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DirectorRoy Ward Baker

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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