This Happy Breed
This Happy Breed ★★★½ 1947
A celebrated film version of Noel Co ward's classic play depicts the changing fortunes of a large family in England between the world wars. Happiness, hard ships, triumph and tragedy mix a series of memorable episodes, including some of the most cherished moments in popular British cinema, though its appeal is universal. 114m/C VHS . GB Robert Newton, Celia John son, John Mills, Kay Walsh, Stanley Holloway, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt, Eileen Erskine, John Blythe, Guy Verney, Betty Fleetwood, Merle Tot tenham; D: David Lean; W: David Lean, Noel Co ward, Ronald Neame; C: Ronald Neame; M: Noel Coward, Muir Mathieson; Nar: Laurence Olivier.