Rent When the Bough Breaks (1947)

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1h 17min
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Synopsis:
A young working mother, Lily Bates (Patricia Roc), is nursing her new-born baby in a London maternity hospital when a police inspector informs her that 'her husband' has been arrested as a bigamist. Despite living in a society that frowns upon single mothers, Lily decides to overcome these prejudices and raise Jimmy by herself. She finds lodgings and even a job in a department store, but when Lily falls ill she has to leave Jimmy in the care of Frances (Rosamund John), a nursery worker, and her husband Robert (Patrick Holt). As Lily returns to health she begins to realise that Jimmy is happier with his new guardians and reluctantly decides to let the Normans bring up Jimmy as their own.
Time passes, Lily moves away, and then falls in love and marries a shopkeeper called Bill (Bill Owen). But the memory of her son Jimmy plays on Lily's mind, and when it threatens to disrupt their newTound happiness, Bill and Lily decide to search for Jimmy and reclaim him as their own...
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Directors:
Producers:
Betty E. Box
Writers:
Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Moie Charles, Peter Rogers, Herbert Victor
Studio:
Odeon Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/05/2011
Run Time:
77 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Booklet Notes
  • Best of British Trailers

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