The Halfway House

The Halfway House
The Halfway House

Year

1944

Duration

92 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

In Wartime Wales four very different strangers with four very different stories find themselves together in a remote countryside Inn. Though the setting is beautiful and the staff courteous and kind, all the newspapers and calendars are a year out of date and the innkeeper and his daughter cast neither shadows nor reflections. Could it be that all is not as it seems at the Halfway House? Before becoming famous for their post-war comedies, Ealing Studios made films like this one; unofficial propaganda pieces that, while sentimental at times, were vital for morale through their sensitive treatment of loss, an issue to which all too many families could relate to.

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Contains mild sex references and violence

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