Holiday Week (1952)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Jenny, a pretty, independent, factory worker takes a holiday in Blackpool with her friend Mary. She has a week-long affair with Alan, the mill-owner's son, and attempts to conceal it with the collusion of her roommate. This stratagem backfires when Mary is killed. When both sets of parents learn of the liaison and decide that the two must be married, Jenny gives them all a surprise. This third remake of the classic British screenplay Hindle Wakes, gives a more realistic and touching portrayal of life in working-class England than its 1931 predecessor, one of the earliest "talking pictures" from Britain (two silent versions preceded.) It is gritty and rather sad, but presents a frank and compassionate female perspective on the "traps" of sex and marriage. Lisa Daniely is affecting as the thoughtful heroine, and Sandra Dorne delightful as her racy, carefree, girlfriend.

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accident, car, daughter, friendship, love, romance, secrets, vacation