Bye Bye Blues (1989)




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In this well-wrought drama, WW II dramatically changes the lives of the Cooper family when its patriarch is called to battle, captured, and sent to a Japanese POW camp. Back at home the heretofore coddled wife, who doesn't know if her husband is still alive, must somehow figure out how to support her family and carry on in the British tradition of courage and dignity under pressure. Her solution is to join a swing band. As she becomes increasingly confident and independent, she begins wondering whether or not she still loves her missing spouse. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Michael Ontkean
as Teddy Cooper
Rebecca Jenkins
as Daisy Cooper
Luke Reilly
as Max Gramley
Stuart Margolin
as Slim Godfrey
Robyn Stevan
as Frances Cooper
Kate Reid
as Mary Wright
Sheila Moore
as Doreen Cooper
Susan Wooldridge
as Lady Wilson
Leon Pownall
as Bernie Bitzer
Kirk Duffee
as Richard Cooper Age 9
Aline Levasseur
as Emma Cooper
Ross Campbell
as Saxophone Player
Vincent Gale
as Will Wright
Kaye Grieve
as Drunk Woman
Leslie Yeo
as Arthur Wright
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Charts a young Canadian wife's valiant struggle to express her creativity while her husband is away during World War II.

Sep 1, 2002 | Full Review…

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