Release date16 August 1943 (1943-08-16) WriterRodney Ackland, Donald Macardle (novel), Donald Macardle (screenplay) Initial releaseAugust 16, 1943 (United Kingdom) CastSally Ann Howes (Fennis Wilson), Wilfrid Lawson (Frank Wilson), Kathleen O'Regan (Ellen Wilson), Stewart Granger (David Penley) Similar moviesSally Ann Howes appears in Thursdays Child and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
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Thursday's Child is a 1943 British, black-and-white, comedy, drama, directed by Rodney Ackland and starring Ronald Shiner as Joe, Stewart Granger and Wilfrid Lawson. It was produced by John Argyle and Associated British Picture Corporation.
A young girl, Fennis Wilson (Sally Ann Howes), is cast in a film, launching her career to stardom, the very thing her older sister desperately wants. Stardom is the furthest thing from 12-year-old Fennis' goals in life, as she's more introspective and intellectual. When the hit film falls in her lap, it creates tension in the family that threatens to tear the family apart, while Fennis just wants everyone to be happy, especially herself. Ronald Shiner's character (Joe) plays a decisive role
Thursday's Child was the first film for Howes. It was written and directed by Rodney Ackland, who was a neighbor of hers. Howes auditioned and was chosen for the part after over two hundred auditions of other girls.