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Fly Away Peter (1948)

Family ties are strained as grown up offspring start to leave the nest.

Director:

Charles Saunders

Writers:

A.P. Dearsley (play), Arthur Reid (screenplay)
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Cast

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Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Mr. Hapgood
Kathleen Boutall Kathleen Boutall ... Mrs. Hapgood
Nigel Buchanan Nigel Buchanan ... Arthur Hapgood
Elspet Gray ... Phyllis Hapgood
John Singer John Singer ... Ted Hapgood
Margaret Barton Margaret Barton ... Myra Hapgood
Peter Hammond ... George Harris
Patrick Holt ... John Neilson
Josephine Stuart Josephine Stuart ... Dandy
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Family ties are strained as grown up offspring start to leave the nest.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1948 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mr. Hapgood: I'm not sure, my dear, but I think the kitchen's on fire.
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Old-fashioned family values.
8 December 2001 | by Neil-117See all my reviews

Intended as a hymn of praise for firm parents ruling the roost over their restless young adults on the brink of marriage and independence. But prevailing values have changed so much that probably few people nowadays will share the assumptions underlying this movie.

Parents who regard a 24 year old as too young to leave home, who won't allow an adult daughter a house key in case she stays out too late, and who expect the right of veto over their children's choice of marriage partners, might well be seen these days as doing a less than adequate job.

Like all moral crusaders, the generation who made this movie didn't realize that by turning the spotlight on their own narrow-minded value system they ran the risk of holding themselves up to ridicule rather than praise.


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