Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • PG
  • Crime, Drama
  • 1947
  • 92 mins

It Always Rains on Sunday

It Always Rains on Sunday

Synopsis

An escaped convict turns to his married ex-girlfriend for sanctuary in this working-class thriller from the Ealing stable

About

Director Robert Hamer was rather a toff at Ealing, yet this downbeat movie was one of the first successful attempts at siting a thriller and social drama in a working-class milieu.

Set in amid the (studio-built) squalour of London's East End, the film follows an escaped convict who turns to his ex-girlfriend - now discontentedly married - for help. She shelters him on a boring wet Sunday, but their newfound relationship is as short as his freedom, ending tragically in the Bethnal Green railway yards.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Patricia Plunkett, John McCallum, Susan Shaw, Edward Chapman, Googie Withers, Jack Warnet
  • Director: Robert Hamer
  • Writer: Angus Mcphail, Robert Hamer, Henry Cornelius
  • Producer: Michael Balcon
  • Photographer: Douglas Slocombe

In a nutshell

We're used to grittier environments now, and the streets look dusty rather than mean, but the emotions, atmosphere and humour still ring true.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    Before I Go To Sleep

    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong star in director Rowan Joffe's (Brighton Rock) psychological thriller.

  • Film4

    Devil's Knot

    Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon star in Atom Egoyan's fact-based drama about a triple child murder.

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share