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The Weaker Sex

Following one family from 1944 till after the war, this film tells the story of the women who worked to keep the home fires burning - not to mention cleaning the grates, darning socks, feeding a houseful on rations and waving off the uniformed heroes with a brave smile. It's an affecting and affectionate tribute to the vital role women played ensuring that husbands, sons and daughters had something to come home to.

War 1948 85 mins


Based on Esther McCracken's hugely successful play No Medals, the title was changed for the screen, although the film itself shows that women are anything but the weaker sex.