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The Homecoming is a 1973 British-American drama film directed by Peter Hall based on the play of the same name by Harold Pinter. The film was produced by Ely Landau for the American Film Theatre, which presented thirteen film adaptations of plays in the United States from 1973 to 1975.[1] The film was screened at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition.[2]

The Homecoming
Directed byPeter Hall
Produced byEly Landau
Written byHarold Pinter
StarringPaul Rogers
Ian Holm
Cyril Cusack
Terence Rigby
Michael Jayston
Vivien Merchant
CinematographyDavid Watkin
Edited byRex Pyke
Distributed byAmerican Film Theatre
Release date
  • October 29, 1973 (1973-10-29) (U.S.)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States


Teddy brings his wife home to meet his estranged family.[3]


All cast members from the play's first performance in 1965 reprise their roles here,[4] with the exception of Cyril Cusack and Michael Jayston who replace John Normington and Michael Bryant respectively.


  1. ^ Benson, Raymond (April 16, 2009). "Remember...The American Film Theater". Cinema Retro. Archived from the original on 2013-06-01.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Homecoming". Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
  4. ^ Pinter, Harold (1997). Plays 3. London: Faber and Faber. p. 14. ISBN 0571193838.

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