When the Bough Breaks (1947 film)

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When the Bough Breaks
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Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Produced by Betty E. Box
Written by Muriel Box
Sydney Box
Moie Charles
Peter Rogers
Starring Patricia Roc
Rosamund John
Music by Clifton Parker
Cinematography Bryan Langley
Edited by Gordon Hales
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date(s)
  • 1947 (1947)
Running time 78 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

When the Bough Breaks is a 1947 film by Gainsborough Pictures, J. Arthur Rank and Sydney Box Productions. It is an adaptation of an original story-line by Herbert Victor on adoption and the competing ties of one child's birth and foster family.



The film was less glamorous than the typical Gainsborough melodrama, with no outfit worn by Patricia Roc costing more than £5.[1]


  1. ^ "Korda Film Postponed.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 24 May 1947. p. 3 Supplement: SUNDAY MAGAZINE. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

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