Pink String and Sealing Wax
Pink String and Sealing Wax (1946)

The title is whimsical, but the storyline isn't. Googie Withers plays the frustrated wife of a 1880s Brighton tavern keeper, looking for an easy way out of the relationship. Withers entices a chemist's son to act as accomplice in a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 2, 1946
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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Despite being uneven, this is worth seeing for Withers' full-blooded performance and its delightfully cynical scenes that skewer notions of idyllic Victorian family life.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

This Ealing comedy is Robert Hamer's directorial debut - he later went on to make one of the best in the genre, Kind Hearts and Coronets. The seeds of that wit are in Pink String and Sealing Wax.

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