This Happy Breed Solarmovie

This Happy Breed (1944)


In 1919, Frank Gibbons returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel, carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint, sister-in-law Sylvia and three children. Years pass, with the daily routine of family infighting and reconciliation occasionally broken by a strike or a festival.

This Happy Breed Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 7.3/10 from 21 votes
Release Date: 1944-05-28
Status: Released
Run time: 115 min / 1:55
Production Studio : Cineguild, Two Cities Films
Production Country: United Kingdom


Robert Newton
as Frank Gibbons
Celia Johnson
as Ethel Gibbons
Amy Veness
as Mrs. Flint
Alison Leggatt
as Aunt Sylvia
Stanley Holloway
as Bob Mitchell
John Mills
as Billy Mitchell
Kay Walsh
as Queenie Gibbons
Eileen Erskine
as Vi
John Blythe
as Reg Gibbons
Guy Verney
as Sam Leadbitter
Betty Fleetwood
as Phyllis Blake
Merle Tottenham
as Edie
Mabel Etherington
as Woman in Crowd
Jack May
as Mourner
Laurence Olivier
as Narrator (voice)


Writing Ronald Neame Screenplay
Camera Ronald Neame Director of Photography
Production Ronald Neame Associate Producer
Directing George Pollock Assistant Director
Writing David Lean Screenplay
Directing David Lean Director
Production Noël Coward Producer
Writing Noël Coward Theatre Play
Writing Anthony Havelock-Allan Screenplay
Editing Jack Harris Editor
Crew George Blackwell Special Effects
Visual Effects George Blackwell Modeling
Crew Charles Staffell Projection
Costume & Make-Up Tony Sforzini Makeup Artist
Sound Muir Mathieson Original Music Composer
Sound Muir Mathieson Music Director
Sound Muir Mathieson Conductor
Sound Clifton Parker Original Music Composer
Camera Guy Green Camera Operator
Crew W. Percy Day Special Effects
Art Arthur Lawson Assistant Art Director
Art C.P. Norman Art Direction
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Vivienne Walker Hairdresser
Sound C.C. Stevens Sound Recordist
Sound Desmond Dew Sound Recordist
Directing Maggie Unsworth Continuity
Costume & Make-Up Marjorie Whittle Assistant Hairstylist
Production Robert C. Foord Assistant Production Manager
Production Jack Martin Production Manager
Sound John Cook Sound Recordist
Camera Eugene H.E. Pizey Still Photographer
Production Kenneth Horne Production Manager
Sound George Paternoster Boom Operator
Editing Norah Walsh Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Hilda Collins Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera George Minassian Focus Puller
Camera David Lytton Clapper Loader
Camera B. Francke Camera Operator
Camera Jim Body Focus Puller
Camera Dennis Bartlett Clapper Loader
Sound Percy Dayton Boom Operator
Art Harold Hurdell Draughtsman
Directing Anthony Hearne Third Assistant Director