The Stars Look Down (1940)

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The Stars Look Down is based on A. J. Cronin's 1935 novel of the same name, about injustices in a mining community in North East England. While the novel follows the development of three young men in the small mining town, the film focuses on just one of them; the smart David Fenwick who gets a scholarship to university, meets a girl who only marries him because her former boyfriend has abandoned her, and eventually returns to the mine town as a teacher and takes part in a futile rescue effort when the mine is flooded, trapping both his father and his younger brother.

GENRES:  Drama
DIRECTION:  Carol Reed

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Cast & Characters

Michael Redgrave Davey Fenwick
Margaret Lockwood Jenny Sunley
Emlyn Williams Joe Gowlan
Nancy Price Martha Fenwick - Davey's mother
Allan Jeayes Richard Barras - the mine owner
Edward Rigby Robert Fenwick - Davey's father
Desmond Tester Hughie Fenwick - Davey's brother
David Markham Arthur Barras - Barras' son
Cecil Parker Stanley Millington
Linden Travers Mrs. Laura Millington
Milton Rosmer Harry Nugent, MP
George Carney Slogger Gowlan

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