It Always Rains on Sunday
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)

After the war, British films began avoiding the heiresses and lordships that had dominated the drama field and began pursuing "realism" -- which often was just as artificial as the earlier white-telephone pictures. John McCallum… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 25, 1947
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Hamer's artful and iconoclastic film mixes a day in the life of a working-class family with a startling prison-break melodrama.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

A real gem.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

This saga of interconnecting lives is one of Ealing's more successful non-comedies.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

A resolutely downbeat - remarkably so for Ealing Studios - account of a day in the life of Bethnal Green...

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[Hamer] shows a fluency with noir's shadowy visual vocabulary, but what really links this to the genre is its sense of haunting regret and lost opportunity.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A film as good as, and arguably better than, anything comparable being made at the time on the continent or in the States.

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Joel Brown
Boston Globe

This is a mostly forgotten gem.

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New York Times

Offers some nicely authentic backgrounds, an expert performance by Googie Withers and a breathtaking finale. But the net effect is disappointing.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A breathtaking melange of romance and crime drama. A British classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a nearly forgotten postwar noir from ealing studios; a rich slice of lower class life in london's east end. googie withers plays a tough housewife,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"It Always Rains on Sunday" is a movie that is impressive, complex and ahead of its time in depicting the citizens of an East End… More