The Return of the soldier

United Kingdom, 1982

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It is 1916. A shell-shocked soldier (Alan Bates) is sent home to the tranquillity of his English estate, his beautiful but spoilt wife Kitty (Julie Christie) and adoring cousin (Ann-Margret). But he barely remembers Kitty and can only find happiness with his first love (Glenda Jackson), who is from a lower class and now married to a schoolteacher. Kitty, however, wants him back whatever the cost. Adapted by Hugh Whitemore from the novel by Rebecca West, with music by Richard Rodney Bennett. Also stars Frank Finlay and Ian Holm.

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Credits

production company

Brent Walker Film Productions

Barry R Cooper Productions

Skreba Films

co-producer

Ann Skinner

Simon Relph

director

Alan Bridges

Duration

01:41:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302823

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q3283587

TMDB-Movie

198491

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