The New Pictures, Apr. 21, 1947

This Happy Breed (Rank-Universal) is Noel Coward's proud and loving tribute to the unbreakable British backbone. It tells the story of the lower-middle-class Gibbons family between Wars I & II. The film opens and ends with a fine Technicolor shot of the roofs of London. In the closing shot the roofs lie defenseless to the hell that is soon to crack them open. But by then, Coward has made clear how ready the people under the roofs are to endure the worst and to prevail against it. He shows this never through flat heroics, but through the quiet, immense courage, patience,...

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