The Sailor's Return (film)

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]


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)".
  2. "BFI Screenonline: Sailor's Return, The (1978)".
  3. With Gold-on-the-World Radin, Victoria. The Observer 6 Nov 1977: 31.

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