It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

An escaped convict seeks refuge in his ex-girlfriend’s house in Robert Hamer’s tense melodrama.

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When an escaped convict (John McCallum) demands that an old flame (Googie Withers) – now married but bored – let him hide in her Bethnal Green home, she inevitably experiences mixed emotions. Suspenseful and pleasingly sour in its observation of familial tensions, Robert Hamer’s classic makes imaginative use of an ordinary postwar home; in particular, the bedroom becomes a spur for private memories and illicit desires.

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