When the Bough Breaks (1947)

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Emotional strains of adoption. A young mother hands over her baby to foster parents, but struggles to let go emotionally. Her obsession affects the lives of those around her, including the child.



  • Rosamund John in When the Bough Breaks (1947)
  • Bill Owen in When the Bough Breaks (1947)
  • Bill Owen and Patricia Roc in When the Bough Breaks (1947)
  • Patricia Roc in When the Bough Breaks (1947)
  • Cavan Malone and Bill Owen in When the Bough Breaks (1947)
  • Bill Owen and Patricia Roc in When the Bough Breaks (1947)

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21 September 2014 | malcolmgsw
| Maybe Just As Much About Society Attitudes
This film has a rather dubious premise.Namely that a young mother would just give her child away without any formal paper work,and then walk back into her child's life 8 years later.The main thing that comes through is a class issue.Jimmie is taken from his nice middle class home to a working class area.He clearly doesn't fit in.So one wonders what might have happened if the roles had been reversed and Jimmy went from working to middle class?So it has to be said that overall the story remains unconvincing and it was clearly what would be called a"woman's picture".Bill Owen is by far and away the best actor in then film.Patricia Roc is rather out of her depth in the role of the unmarried mother.

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