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It Always Rains On Sunday Review

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A nondescript Sunday in the bombed out East End is complicated for housewife Rose Sandigate (Withers) when her ex, on the lam and pursued by the cops, turns up begging for sanctuary. Can she throw the law off the scent and will her husband catch him hiding out?

★★★★

A caustically authentic snapshot of Austerity Britain, this Ealing noir anticipated kitchen sink realism with its seething account of the rationing, racketeering and domestic tension that blighted a land supposedly fit for heroes. Grittily played, trenchantly directed and bleakly compelling.

A tough-as-boots snapshot of post-war London.