Bank Holiday

This is good entertainment. A young nurse, Catherine (Margaret Lockwood), has planned to spend an illicit weekend with a man to whom she cannot be married until their financial position improves. Her patient dies in childbirth and her pity for the forlorn husband changes her whole life.

With:
John Lodge Margaret Lockwood Hugh Williams Rene Ray Linden Travers Merle Tottenham

This is good entertainment. A young nurse, Catherine (Margaret Lockwood), has planned to spend an illicit weekend with a man to whom she cannot be married until their financial position improves. Her patient dies in childbirth and her pity for the forlorn husband changes her whole life.

In the hectic rush of London’s termini, she joins her waiting lover. They reach the coast, only to find no rooms available; they spend the night on the beach, duly chaperoned by hundreds of others. The tragedy she has left behind mars her pleasure; she flees her lover and with the aid of the police saves the widower from suicide.

Interspersed [in the story by Hans Wilhelm and Rodney Ackland] are many rich characters: a cockney family with squabbling kids, two young soldiers on leave, entrants for a beauty prize – one trying to get over a jilt, another aping society and making all the judges. None is overdrawn and all are depicted with human interest.

Bank Holiday

UK

Production: Gainsborough. Director Carol Reed; Screenplay Rodney Ackland, Roger Burford; Camera Arthur Crabtree; Editor R.E. Dearing, Alfred Roome; Music Louis Levy (dir.); Art Director Alex Vetchinsky

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1938. Running time: 86 MIN.

With: John Lodge Margaret Lockwood Hugh Williams Rene Ray Linden Travers Merle Tottenham

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