Sunday, May 8
Directed by Basil Dearden
Starring Zetterling, David Farrar, Glynis Johns
35mm print courtesy British Film Institute. Approx. 98 min.
German girl Mai Zetterling marries David Farrar, the RAF pilot she rescued from a PoW camp during the war, then encounters intolerance in his hometown. Slightly less Noir than the play it was based on, but one of the few British films to deal with this post-war problem.
“One of those comfortable slices of social criticism in which rabid prejudice is gradually broken down by sweet reasonableness. But with Farrar and Zetterling doing their respective glowering and cowering acts, he treating her with increasing callousness as she becomes increasingly unnerved by her hostile reception, the whole thing begins to shape up as a melodramatic thriller. Highly watchable, perhaps for the wrong reasons.”
– Time Out