Background (1953)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Czechoslovakia, Egypt, UK  |  
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Background is a tearful flashback drama centering around a dysfunctional family. Valerie Hobson and Philip Friend play a long-married couple on the verge of divorce. As they ponder the question of who will receive custody of their children (Janette Scott, Mandy Miller and Jeremy Spencer), the couple has second thoughts about their upcoming litigation. It is the children who eventually bring Hobson and Friend back together, though the reunion seems strangely without passion. Background was released in the US as Edge of Divorce.

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custody, dysfunctional, family, husband-and-wife, reconciliation, divorce