This is an absolute treasure from start to finish. Notable for early appearance of teenaged Prunella Scales. Set in the bleak, rain-soaked north of England. The wedding night scene, when Brenda De Banzie and John Mills are about to consummate their marriage, is classic of its type.
Show just what can be done with the very subtlest of suggestions. If only modern film makers could be so sophisticated -- no heavy breathing required at all.