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Background (1953)





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Background is a tearful flashback drama centering around a dysfunctional family. Valerie Hobson and Philip Friend play a long-married couple on the verge of divorce. As they ponder the question of who will receive custody of their children (Janette Scott, Mandy Miller and Jeremy Spencer), the couple has second thoughts about their upcoming litigation. It is the children who eventually bring Hobson and Friend back together, though the reunion seems strangely without passion. Background was released in the US as Edge of Divorce. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Rick Hart
as Host (1959-60)
Valerie Hobson
as Barbie Lomax
Phillip Friend
as John Lomax
Norman Wooland
as Bill Ogden
Janette Scott
as Jess Lomax
Mandy Miller
as Linda Lomax
Lily Kann
as Brownie
Helen Shingler
as Mary Wallace
Richard Wattis
as David Wallace
Thora Hird
as Mrs. Humphries
Louise Hampton
as Miss Russell
Jeremy Spenser
as Adrian Lomax
Brian Harding
as Arthur Meade
Lloyd Lamble
as Defense Counsel
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