Home at Seven (film)

Home at Seven is a 1952 British mystery drama film directed by and starring Ralph Richardson. It also featured Margaret Leighton, Jack Hawkins, Campbell Singer and Michael Shepley. It is based on the play Home at Seven by R. C. Sherriff.[2] The film remains Richardson's only work as a film director.[3] It follows a City of London banker who returns at 7 p.m. to his suburban home in Kent one evening to discover that he has been missing for twenty four hours, despite not remembering the 'lost' day.[4]

Home at Seven
Directed byRalph Richardson
Produced byMaurice Cowan
Written byAnatole de Grunwald
Based onHome at Seven
by R.C. Sherriff
StarringRalph Richardson
Margaret Leighton
Jack Hawkins
Music byMalcolm Arnold
CinematographyJack Hildyard
Edward Scaife
Edited byBert Bates
Maurice Cowan Productions (for) British Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Distributed byBritish Lion Films (UK)
Release date
  • 17 March 1952 (1952-03-17)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£94,335 (UK)[1]

It was released on DVD in the UK on 30 June 2014 by Network Distributing.


Critical reception

Variety noted "Richardson directs the piece with a straightforward competence."[5]


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p495
  2. "Home at Seven". BFI.
  3. "Home at Seven (1952) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. "Home at Seven".
  5. Staff, Variety; Staff, Variety (1 January 1952). "Home at Seven".

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