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Hindle Wakes

Hindle Wakes

Arthur Crabtree (1952)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is the fourth and weakest adaptation of Stanley Houghton's theatrical warhorse about cross-class love in the early years of the last century. As it's pretty unlikely either Maurice Elvey's 1918 and 1927 silent versions or Victor Saville's creaky 1931 talkie will be screened, you'd better make the most of this one. The story of a Lancashire mill lass who refuses to marry the boss's son after spending her summer factory holiday with him at Blackpool is hardly likely to raise the eyebrows of the prudish, let alone the pulse rate of the thrill-seeker. Lisa Daniely and Leslie Dwyer give it their best shot, but it's hard work all round.

Summary

A mill worker on holiday in Blackpool has a secret affair with the son of her employer, but a tragedy brings the relationship to light. Both families decide that the lovers must get married to avoid a scandal, but the defiant woman refuses to go along with the plan. Drama, starring Lisa Daniely and Brian Worth.

Cast & Crew

Jenny Hawthorne Lisa Daniely
Chris Hawthorne Leslie Dwyer
Alan Jeffcoate Brian Worth
Mary Hollins Sandra Dorne
Nat Jeffcoate Ronald Adam
Mrs Hawthorne Joan Hickson
George Ramsbottom Michael Medwin
Mrs Jeffcoate Mary Clare
Bob Bill Travers
Tommy Dykes Tim Turner
Director Arthur Crabtree
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Monarch Film Corp Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

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