Return of the Soldier (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Return of the Soldier (1982)





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The returning soldier is amnesia victim Alan Bates, who remembers nothing of his life before suffering shell-shock--not even his long-term marriage to snooty Julie Christie. Spinsterish Ann-Margret, who has long harbored a fondness for Bates, hopes to take advantage of his memory loss. But both Christie and Ann-Margret are challenged by a third woman, Bates' childhood sweetheart Glenda Jackson. Poor Bates deals with all of this by not dealing with it. A fairly faithful rendition of the Rebecca West novel on which it is based, Return of the Soldier ambles along at its own languid pace to a inconclusive conclusion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Julie Christie
as Kitty Baldry
Alan Bates
as Capt. Chris Baldry
Glenda Jackson
as Margaret Gray
as Jenny Baldry
Ian Holm
as Dr. Gilbert Anderson
Frank Finlay
as William Grey
Dorothy Alison
as Brigadier's Wife
William Booker
as Chris (child)
Patsy Byrne
as Mrs. Plummer
Alan Corduner
as Pianist at Party
Cathy Finlay
as Downstairs Nurse
Nicholas Frankau
as Young Civilian Gentleman
Robert Keegan
as Chauffeur
Jane Laurie
as Young Couple in Boat
Jack May
as Brigadier General
Charles Morgan
as Weeping Man
Pauline Quirke
as Girl Searching in Hospital
Llewellyn Rees
as Lord Lieutenant
John Sharp
as Pearson
Kevin Whately
as Hostile Soldier's Mate
Stephen Whittaker
as Hostile Soldier
Amanda Grinling
as Alexandra
Emily Irvin
as Jenny (child)
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Critic Reviews for Return of the Soldier

All Critics (3)

A profoundly British film of high quality. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 28, 2019 | Full Review…

An exquisite screen version of Rebecca West's 1918 novel.

August 22, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The costumes are marvelous.

January 14, 2004 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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