The Sailor's Return (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Based on a novel by David Garnett, Sailor's Return is a British Victorian-era domestic drama, with plenty of domesticity and precious little drama. Tom Bell stars as a sailor who returns to his home village with his new bride (Shope Soleinde). The bride is black; the village is aghast. Struggling against the prejudice of the townsfolk and his own doubts about the wisdom of his union, Bell opens a pub. No distributor wanted to have anything to do with Sailor's Return, a dilemma due less to the film's subject matter than to its production ineptitudes. The film finally got its first showing on British television, two years after its completion.

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marriage, prejudice, pub, racial-tension, sailor