The Return of the soldier

United Kingdom, 1982

Film
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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.

Credits

co-producer

Simon Relph

Ann Skinner

production company

Skreba Films

Barry R Cooper Productions

Brent Walker Film Productions

Duration

01:41:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302823

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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