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Home at Seven

When [R.C. Sherriff's] Home at Seven was produced on the London stage in 1950, it proved to be one of the major successes of the legit season. Ralph Richardson repeats his starring role.

When [R.C. Sherriff’s] Home at Seven was produced on the London stage in 1950, it proved to be one of the major successes of the legit season. Ralph Richardson repeats his starring role.

The production is notable for three ‘firsts’. It was the first independent venture of Maurice Cowan; Richardson’s first attempt at direction; and the first picture under the Alexander Korda banner to be produced under the speed-up technique of three weeks shooting schedule after extensive rehearsals.

The principal character, a bank clerk, loses a day in his life, and during the time he was an amnesia victim, the funds of his sports club are stolen and the steward is murdered. When the police starts its inquiries, he gives a false alibi, but that is soon exploded and he is convinced of his own guilt.

Richardson directs the piece with a straightforward competence.

Home at Seven

UK

  • Production: London/British Lion. Dir Ralph Richardson; Producer Maurice Cowan; Screenplay Anatole De Grunwald; Camera Jack Hildyard, Edward Scaife; Editor Bert Bates; Music Malcolm Arnold Art Dir Vincent Korda, Frederick Pusey
  • Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1952. Running time: 85 MIN.
  • With: Ralph Richardson Margaret Leighton Jack Hawkins Campbell Singer Michael Shepley Meriel Forbes
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