It Always Rains on Sunday - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
PERHAPS over-shadowed by its more famous comedic cousins at Ealing, It Always Rains on Sunday has steadily grown in stature as one of the earliest and best examples of British film noir.
Based on the novel by Arthur La Bern (also the original author of Hitchcock’s Frenzy), the film is a gritty drama that plays out in the rain-drenched streets of the East End one Sunday.
Directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Pink String & Sealing Wax), It Always Rains on Sunday stars Googie Withers in a towering performance as Rose Sandigate, a bitter Bethnal Green housewife stuck in a dull marriage, hemmed in on all sides by well-meaning but nosey neighbours and jealous of the burgeoning social life of her precocious stepdaughter.
Her dreary world is turned upside down by the sudden re-appearance of an old flame, Tommy (played by Googie’s real-life husband John McCallum), on the run from the police having escaped from prison.
Extras include a brand new featurette looking back at It Always Rains on Sunday, brand new locations featurette, behind the scenes stills gallery, and the original trailer.
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