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.



marriage, prejudice, pub, racial-tension, sailor