This Happy Breed 78 years old

This Happy Breed

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.

Credits

This Happy Breed Cast

Name Character
Laurence Olivier He was 39, 82 years old when he died as Narrator
John Mills He was 39, 97 years old when he died as Billy Mitchell
Celia Johnson She was 38, 73 years old when she died as Ethel Gibbons
Kay Walsh She was 35, 93 years old when she died as Queenie Gibbons
Jack May He was 24, 75 years old when he died as Mourner
Stanley Holloway He was 56, 91 years old when he died as Bob Mitchell
Anita Page She was 36, 98 years old when she died as Herself (Archive Footage)
Bessie Love She was 48, 87 years old when she died as Herself (Archive Footage)
Amy Veness She was 71, 84 years old when she died as Mrs. Flint
Eileen Erskine She was 32, 81 years old when she died as Vi
Merle Tottenham She was 46, 57 years old when she died as Edie
Robert Newton He was 41, 50 years old when he died as Frank Gibbons
John Blythe He was 94, 144 years old when he died as Reg Gibbons
Charles King He was 52, 62 years old when he died as Himself (Archive Footage)
Alison Leggatt She was 43, 86 years old when she died as Aunt Sylvia
Guy Verney as Sam Leadbitter

This Happy Breed Crew

Name Department
George Pollock as Assistant Director. He was 40 (34) years old when He died Directing
George Blackwell as Special Effects. He was 402 (68) years old when He died Crew
George Blackwell as Modeling. He was 402 (68) years old when He died Visual Effects
Charles Staffell as Projection. He was 32 (84) years old when He died Crew
Tony Sforzini as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Clifton Parker as Original Music Composer. He was 42 (83) years old when He died Sound
W. Percy Day as Special Effects. He was 68 (86) years old when He died Crew
Ronald Neame as Director of Photography. He was 35 (99) years old when He died Camera
Ronald Neame as Associate Producer. He was 35 (99) years old when He died Production
Ronald Neame as Adaptation. He was 35 (99) years old when He died Writing
David Lean as Director. He was 39 (83) years old when He died Directing
David Lean as Adaptation. He was 39 (83) years old when He died Writing
Noël Coward as Producer. He was 47 (73) years old when He died Production
Noël Coward as Theatre Play. He was 47 (73) years old when He died Writing
Anthony Havelock-Allan as Adaptation. He was 43 (98) years old when He died Writing
Jack Harris as Editor. He was 41 (65) years old when He died Editing
Arthur Lawson as Assistant Art Director. He was 38 (61) years old when He died Art
Guy Green as Camera Operator. He was 33 (91) years old when He died Camera
Muir Mathieson as Music Director. He was 36 (63) years old when He died Sound
Muir Mathieson as Conductor. He was 36 (63) years old when He died Sound
Muir Mathieson as Original Music Composer. He was 36 (63) years old when He died Sound
C.P. Norman as Art Direction. Art
Gordon K. McCallum as Boom Operator. Sound
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This Happy Breed (78 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, May 28, 1944
  • Runtime: 115 minutes