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This Happy Breed (1944)

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115 min | Comedy, Drama

Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average ...See moreNoël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of World War II. Written by Steve Crook See less
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David Lean (adapted for the screen by) | Ronald Neame (adapted for the screen by) | Anthony Havelock-Allan (adapted for the screen by) (as Anthony Havelock Allan)
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Noël Coward (as Noel Coward)
Cinematographer
Ronald Neame (photographed in Technicolor by)
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£200,000
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Release date
Apr 12, 1947 (United States)
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21 cast members
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Robert Newton
Frank Gibbons Frank Gibbons   See fewer
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Celia Johnson
Ethel Gibbons Ethel Gibbons   See fewer
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Amy Veness
Mrs. Flint Mrs. Flint   See fewer
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Alison Leggatt
Aunt Sylvia Aunt Sylvia   See fewer
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Stanley Holloway
Bob Mitchell Bob Mitchell   See fewer
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John Mills
Billy Mitchell Billy Mitchell   See fewer
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Kay Walsh
Queenie Queenie   See fewer
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Guy Verney
Sam Leadbitter Sam Leadbitter   See fewer
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Betty Fleetwood
Phyllis Blake Phyllis Blake   See fewer
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Robin Burns
Man in Crowd (uncredited) Man in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Etherington
Lady in Crowd (uncredited) Lady in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles King
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bessie Love
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack May
Mourner (uncredited) Mourner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurence Olivier
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anita Page
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Ryan
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Sharp
Removal Man (uncredited) Removal Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 2,588 votes