Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

Director: Alan Bridges

Cast: Alan Bridges, Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson

     
 
The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes to take advantage of his memory loss. But both Christie and Ann-Margret are challenged by a third woman, Bates' childhood

Overview

The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes to take advantage of his memory loss. But both Christie and Ann-Margret are challenged by a third woman, Bates' childhood sweetheart Glenda Jackson. Poor Bates deals with all of this by not dealing with it. A fairly faithful rendition of the Rebecca West novel on which it is based, Return of the Soldier ambles along at its own languid pace to a inconclusive conclusion.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2005
UPC:
0692865137337
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Trinity Home Ent

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Christie Kitty Baldry
Alan Bates Capt. Chris Baldry
Glenda Jackson Margaret Gray
Ann-Margret Jenny Baldry
Ian Holm Dr. Gilbert Anderson
Frank Finlay William Grey
Jeremy Kemp Frank
Dorothy Alison Brigadier's Wife
William Booker Chris (child)
Patsy Byrne Mrs. Plummer
Alan Corduner Pianist at Party
Elizabeth Edmonds Emery
Cathy Finlay Downstairs Nurse
Nicholas Frankau Young Civilian Gentleman
Robert Keegan Chauffeur
Sheila Keith Sister
Jane Laurie Young Couple in Boat
Hilary Mason Ward
Jack May Brigadier General
Charles Morgan Weeping Man
Pauline Quirke Girl Searching in Hospital
Llewellyn Rees Lord Lieutenant
John Sharp Pearson
Vickery Turner Jessica
Kevin Whately Hostile Soldier's Mate
Stephen Whittaker Hostile Soldier
Valerie Whittington Beatrice
Amanda Grinling Alexandra
Michael Cochrane Stephen
Robin Langford Actor
Edward de Souza Edward
Emily Irvin Jenny (child)

Technical Credits
Alan Bridges Director
Luciana Arrighi Production Designer
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Barry R. Cooper Executive Producer
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Laurence Méry-Clark Editor
Simon Relph Producer
Shirley Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Ann Skinner Producer
Rebecca West Screenwriter
Hugh Whitemore Screenwriter
Ian Whittaker Art Director

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