Return to Yesterday

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Return to Yesterday
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Produced by S.C. Balcon
Written by Robert Morley (play)
Margaret Kennedy
Angus MacPhail
Roland Pertwee
Robert Stevenson
Starring Clive Brook
Anna Lee
Dame May Whitty
Music by Ernest Irving
Cinematography Ronald Neame
Edited by Charles Saunders
Distributed by Associated British Film Distributors
Release dates
9 March 1940
Running time
69 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Return to Yesterday is a 1940 British drama film directed by Robert Stevenson. It stars Clive Brook and Anna Lee.[1] It was based on the play Goodness, How Sad by Robert Morley. The film was made at Ealing Studios.


A British Hollywood star disappears and returns to the small seaside town where he had once worked as a struggling actor at the local theatre. Without anyone realising who he is, he agrees to appear in the theatre's latest production and falls in love with the leading lady.



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