The Sailor's Return (film)

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The Sailor's Return is a 1978 British drama film directed by Jack Gold and starring Tom Bell, Shope Shodeinde and Elton Charles.[1] It is based on the 1925 novel The Sailor's Return by David Garnett. It was made by Euston Films.[2] The film concerns the ostracizing of a sailor and his black wife.

The budget of the film was £400,000.[3] Distributor receipts as at the end of 1978 were £46,152.[4]


A sailor returns to his hometown to open a pub bringing with him his new black wife. Very quickly they find themselves ostracised by the community.



  1. ^ "The Sailor's Return (1980)". Archived from the original on 29 January 2009.
  2. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Sailor's Return, The (1978)".
  3. ^ With Gold-on-the-World Radin, Victoria. The Observer 6 Nov 1977: 31.
  4. ^ Chapman, J. (2022). The Money Behind the Screen: A History of British Film Finance, 1945-1985. Edinburgh University Press p 357. Income is distributor's receipts, combined domestic and international, as at 31 Dec 1978.

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