The Gay Intruders

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, War

Released in Britain in 1944, the film is a tour-de-force for Tearle, as a once-jingoistic general--holder of the Victoria Cross--whose WW II services are refused by what he considers an ungrateful government. Resolved to take no interest in the conflict, he retires to his gracious country manor, avoiding newspapers and the wireless and contemplating suicide....read more

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Released in Britain in 1944, the film is a tour-de-force for Tearle, as a once-jingoistic general--holder of the Victoria Cross--whose WW II services are refused by what he considers an ungrateful government. Resolved to take no interest in the conflict, he retires to his gracious country

manor, avoiding newspapers and the wireless and contemplating suicide. His bitter reflections are rudely interrupted when a sextet of cockney tykes is forced upon him, billeted--by circumstance of the war he has tried to ignore--in his home. He and his large domestic staff find the language of the

urchins unintelligible and their conduct unbearable, especially that of guttersnipe Moore, the little devil who makes off with his medals. In the end, the unregenerate general is brought to a reconciliation with the world. With their assistance, he saves a downed and wounded RAF pilot, winning yet

another medal in the process.

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  • Review: Released in Britain in 1944, the film is a tour-de-force for Tearle, as a once-jingoistic general--holder of the Victoria Cross--whose WW II services are refused by what he considers an ungrateful government. Resolved to take no interest in the conflict, h… (more)

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