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The Girl of the Canal (1945)
"Painted Boats" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 October 1947 (USA)
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Drama following the lives of two families living on the colourfully painted canal boats of Britain.

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Jenny Laird ...
Mary Smith
Robert Griffiths ...
Ted Stoner
Bill Blewitt ...
Pa Smith
May Hallatt ...
Ma Smith
Madoline Thomas ...
Mrs Stoner
Grace Arnold ...
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Harry Fowler ...
Alf Stoner
Megs Jenkins ...
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James McKechnie ...
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Drama following the lives of two families living on the colourfully painted canal boats of Britain.

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A new screen star in a romance of the canals

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The Girl of the Canal  »

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A piece of forgotten history
7 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is mainly a romance but is also a Documentary. Showing life on "the Cut" when the canals where a part of the British transport scene.

The story follows the lives (and loves) of two families. The "Traditional" Smith's (Father, Mother & Mary Smith) in the Horse Drawn Barge "Sunny Valley" (which is converted to a motor barge in the film) and the "Modern" Stoner's (Mother, Ted Stoner & his younger brother Alf) in the motor barge "Golden Boy" & butty (an unpowered barge) "Blackbird".

Although released in 1945 it was filmed during the later part of the second world war the couple Mary Smith & Ted Stoner never get to marry (not in this film anyway) as Ted is "Called-Up" and joins the Army (The Royal Engineers).

The end of the film sees "Sunny Valley" emerging onto the River Thames at Limehouse, East London.


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