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Background is a tearful flashback drama centering around a dysfunctional family. Valerie Hobson and Philip Friend play a long-married couple on the verge of divorce. As they ponder the question of who will receive custody of their children (Janette Scott, Mandy Miller and Jeremy Spencer), the couple has second thoughts about their upcoming litigation. It is the children who eventually bring Hobson and Friend back together, though the reunion seems strangely without passion. Background was released in the US as Edge of Divorce. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Valerie Hobson
as Barbie Lomax
Philip Friend
as John Lomax
Norman Wooland
as Bill Ogden
Janette Scott
as Jess Lomax
Lily Kann
as Brownie
Richard Wattis
as David Wallace
Thora Hird
as Mrs. Humphries
Louise Hampton
as Miss Russell
Jack Melford
as Mackay
Jeremy Spenser
as Adrian Lomax
Lloyd Lamble
as Defense Counsel
Barbara Hicks
Lloyd Lamble
as Defense Counsel
Jeremy Spenser
as Adrian Lomax

Crew

Herbert Mason
Producer
Don Sharp
Screenwriter
Arthur Grant
Cinematographer
Franz Liszt
Featured Music
John Trumper
Editor
John Grierson
Executive Producer
Denis Johnson
First Assistant Director
Ken Hodges
Camera Operator
Stuart Freeborn
Makeup
Len Page
Sound Recordist
Eileen Bates
Hair Styles
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