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Pink String and Sealing Wax

Year: 1945
Production Country: UK
Directed by: Robert Hamer
Featuring: Googie Withers / Mervyn Johns / Gordon Jackson / Sally Ann Howes
Running time: 89min
Certificate: PG

Family and class conflict, murder and blackmail in Victorian Brighton. Read more


Two worlds collide in this melodrama set in Victorian Brighton: a repressive household, run by a tyrannical chemist, and a sleazy tavern, presided over by a passionate landlady. The chemist’s son (Jackson) finds himself, understandably enough, in thrall to the landlady (Withers). His naïve passion and rebellious feelings against his father lead him into a murder plot, prompting a very equivocal happy ending.

The screening on Fri 2 Nov will be introduced by Archive curator Nigel Algar


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