The Halfway House (1944)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies  |   Release Date - Apr 14, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The British Half-Way House is from the Thunder Rock and Outward Bound school of Divine Intervention films. A group of travellers, all of whom have reason to regret the actions of the past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. There's something eerie about the place and its owner (Mervyn Johns)...something that indicates the guests aren't quite operating in their own time anymore. It develops that the inn really doesn't exist anymore; it had been destroyed by a bomb a year earlier. By staying in this half-way house, the guests all have a chance to rectify the errors that they've made in their own lives during the past year. Half-Way House was adapted from a play by Dennis Ogden.




engagement, ghost, hotel, marital-problems, redemption, spiritualism