If Winter Comes

Overview

In this drama, set in England, an honorable textbook writer in a village becomes friends with a pregnant girl. The friendship costs him his marriage. Later, the girl dies, and the authorities wonder if it is murder. A coroner's inquest is held, and for a while the writer's social and professional standing sets on the brink of ruin. In the end, he is finally cleared and is therefore free to court his true love.
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Overview

In this drama, set in England, an honorable textbook writer in a village becomes friends with a pregnant girl. The friendship costs him his marriage. Later, the girl dies, and the authorities wonder if it is murder. A coroner's inquest is held, and for a while the writer's social and professional standing sets on the brink of ruin. In the end, he is finally cleared and is therefore free to court his true love.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Noble suffering is the order of the day in If Winter Comes, but in a rather unusual twist for films of this genre, the main "sufferer" is a man rather than a woman. That's about the only bit of originality that can be found in Winter, a dully routine little "weeper" that becomes increasingly wearying as it goes along. Despite a few half-hearted attempts to give some depth to the characters, most of what we see on the screen is black-and-white throughout (and that's not a reference to the photography, which by the way is rather good, courtesy of George Folsey). The hero is entirely too good, the woman who loves him too ready to suffer nobly, the wife too much of a hardhearted witch. This is no criticism of Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr and Angela Lansbury, their respective portrayers, who all do a fine job and without whose presence Winter would indeed b e a very chilly affair. They simply can't do much with the material. Somehow a very young Janet Leigh does manage to make something of her clich├ęd part; hers is the strongest performance and is quite worth seeing. The supporting cast, including Binnie Barnes and Dame May Whitty, also make some nice contributions. Victor Saville's direction is lifeless and by-the-book.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2012
  • UPC: 883316470596
  • Original Release: 1947
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,699

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Abbott Mr. Twyning
Walter Pidgeon Mark Sabre
Deborah Kerr Nona Tybar
Hugh French Lord Tony Tybar
Angela Lansbury Mabel Sabre
Binnie Barnes Natalie Bagshaw
Halliwell Hobbes Coroner
Janet Leigh Effie Bright
Dennis Hoey Tiny Wilson
Reginald Owen Mr. Fortune
Nicholas Joy Mr. Pettigrew
Owen McGiveney Uncle Fouraker
Renee Ray Sarah, "Low Jinks"
Dame May Whitty Mrs. Perch
Rhys Williams Mr. Bright
Victor Wood Mr. Fargus
Patrick Aherne Grimes, the Chauffeur
Elspeth Dudgeon Mrs. Ward
James Fairfax George
Alex Frazer Clint
Major Sam Harris Clerk in Book Shop
Virginia Kelly Rebecca, "High Jinks"
Phyllis Morris Mrs. Fargus
Cyril Smith Truck Driver
Joe Strauch Jr. Fat Youth
Cyril Thornton Jury Foreman
Ian Wolfe Doctor
Technical Credits
Victor Saville Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Jack Dawn Makeup
George Folsey Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Hans Peters Art Director
Marguerite Roberts Screenwriter
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Ferris Webster Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Wimperis Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- If Winter Comes
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [6:36]
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Disc #1 -- If Winter Comes
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