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IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY (1947)

IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY <span>(1947)</span> artwork

IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY (1947)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 87

Release dates 26/10/2012, 01/09/2004

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent mild violence and scenes of smoking

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Robert Hamer

Cast includes Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, Sydney Tafler, Betty Ann Davies, John Slater, Jane Hylton, Alfie Bass, Meier Tzelniker, John McCallum, Jimmy Hanley, John Carol, Jack Warner Edward Chapman

Cut versions One or more versions of this work have been cut. Cuts are detailed for each respective version found under "Related works".

BBFCinsight publication date 16/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY is a black and white British melodrama made in 1947. A convict escapes from Dartmoor Prison and makes his way to London where he hides out in the Anderson shelter of his former fiancée.

Violence

There are two notable scenes of violence. In the first scene the convict attacks a local newspaper reporter, knocking him to the ground with a punch before bashing the man's head a couple of times against some steps. When a woman attempts to intervene she is struck in the face. In the second scene an East End villain hits a man twice over the back of the head with a brick with the intention of robbing him. The convict then intervenes, knocking the robber to the floor and taking the money himself. There is no sight of blood or injury detail in either scene.

Smoking

The film includes several scenes of cigarette smoking. These merely reflect the age of the film.

Towards the end of the film the convict finds himself cornered by police in a railway goods yard. Because he doesn't want to return to prison, he lies down in front of an approaching freight wagon, placing his neck on the railway line. However, he is pulled clear by a police officer. In another scene, it is implied that a woman is about to take her own life when we see her turning on a gas oven. However, she is subsequently seen recovering in a hospital bed.

There is also some antiquated very mild bad language, including uses of the terms 'blasted', 'bleeding', 'blinking', 'Fanny Adams', 'ruddy' and 'twerp'.

Details

Title
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY
Also known as
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON A SUNDAY
Year
1947
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Optimum Releasing,General Film Dist Ltd,BFI Films
Classified date(s)
15/08/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF037307

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