When You Come Home (1947)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Naughty, bawdy British music hall comedian Frank Randle is the whole show in When You Come Home. The story opens as Randle, decked out in old-codger makeup, relives his glory days in the British Army, a good a cue as any for the title song. The film then segues into an extended flashback to 1908, with the younger Randle causing havoc in a seedy London theater. The distinctive Lancashire humor of Frank Randle, coupled with his doubleand single-entendre quips, invariably resulted in huge box office returns in England, though American audiences were either baffled or bored by the star's cheeky vulgarity. When You Come Home was also released as Home Sweet Home.

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stage, backstage, behind-the-scenes, birthday, generation-gap, granddaughter, reminiscence