"The Homecoming" Is Released

The Homecoming is a 1973 film directed by Peter Hall based on the play of the same name by Harold Pinter.

The film was screened at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.

Teddy (Michael Jayston) brings his wife (Vivien Merchant) home to meet his estranged family.

In The Homecoming, adapted from the play by Harold Pinter, Michael Jayston brings his wife Vivien Merchant home to visit his long-estranged family. Jayston's father Paul Rogers is a washout, his uncle Cyril Cusack is on the edge of senility, and his brothers Ian Holm and Terence Rigby are, respectively, a slimy pimp and a brutish boxer. The sparser the dialogue, the thicker the tension in the air. Though British in origin, The Homecoming was presented as part of the American Film Theatre series. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide