Based on Noel Coward's hit play (in which he also starred), this cavalcade of British life between wars was one of the top moneymakers in the UK in 1944, but it took three more years to reach US screens. Laurence Olivier narrates the episodic story of a family that lives in a small row
house, totally indistinguishable from all the other houses surrounding it. This average working-class family includes father Newton, mother Johnson, and their two children, Walsh (who just happened to be married to director Lean at the time) and Blythe. WWI is ending and Newton, who has served
four years in the army, is coming home to take Johnson and the children away from the home ...