Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Craik it tells the story of John Halifax who, despite humble beginnings, becomes a highly respected local businessman. As partner in a mill he weathers the turbulent economic times of the early 1800s.

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Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Craik it tells the story of John Halifax who, despite humble beginnings, becomes a highly respected local businessman. As partner in a mill he weathers the turbulent economic times of the early 1800s.

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Watchable period piece.
23 July 2016 | by (Co. Kerry Ireland) – See all my reviews

I am inserting reviews for all films I've seen that lack one, looks like I'm first to catch this early English film that has recently been screened on the excellent 'Talking Pictures' so here goes..... Watchable fairly straightforward tale of a boy from a poor background who becomes a successful and respected 'gentleman', though set slightly earlier in the early 1800's in the new Mill towns of England, there is a scene where the new, distrusted steam engine is introduced; the tale is very Victorian in attitude, progress through hard work and a 'Gentleman' is beholden only unto God; which reflects when it was written in 1856; This could have been very dull, but G.King is a decent director, so this is a watchable take on the beginnings of the modern world. PS the full title is John Halifax Gentleman


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