I\’ll Turn to You Film Details
Overview: When a soldier returns from the Far East after the war, he and his wife have to adjust to life at home.
Review: Well I have a great deal of sympathy for the male lead that plays the returning war hero. I would have stayed fighting anyone than go back to such a dreary post-war Britain portrayed in this, difficult-to-understand-why-it-was-made, film. The film quality was poor when I reviewed this, sound deadened and the film’s crispness all but gone from any original print. The story starts well enough but rather than the rise of a man forced back to humble beginnings and then making a success of things in the face of adversity, it is more the story of triumph of the well-heeled moneyed folk’s stoicism that greets their daughter’s downward spiral into domesticity by the film’s lead – Roger – and his stubborn behaviour of wishing to be both husband and bread winner without the bank of mum and dad. The film’s story from the time Roger is made redundant has nothing going for it. I struggle to understand why this film was made at all? There is no drama in it but domestic drudgery that saddens me to see seventy years later. It is depressing and boring, no twists or turns, no humour – albeit that Irene Handel and her paramour were presumably employed to provide this? No chance sweetheart. I assume that this must have had a very mixed reception on its release? The film is one of stereotyping, stuffed full of upper class understanding of the ‘ever-so-humble’ working class lack of – well – class. The cinema audience would not have been convinced that listening to the Welsh guards and a baritone enthralled the gentry and working classes to help each triumph over the face of adversity, now would they? If you want to be depressed by an unentertaining film then watch it – otherwise give it a very wide berth.
Duration: 97 min
Also known as: I’ll Turn to You