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The Master of Bankdam (1947)

Two brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th century Yorkshire.

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Anne Crawford ...
Anne Pickersgill
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Joshua Crowther
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Simeon Crowther Sr.
Stephen Murray ...
Zebediah Crowther
Linden Travers ...
Clara Baker
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Simeon Crowther Jr.
Nancy Price ...
Lydia Crowther
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Lemuel Pickersgill
Herbert Lomas ...
Tom France
Frederick Piper ...
Ben Pickersgill
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Pickersgill
Raymond Rollett ...
Handel Baker
April Stride ...
Sophie Teresa Crowther
Avis Scott ...
Mary Crowther (as Avis Scutt)
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Two brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th century Yorkshire.

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29 September 1947 (UK)  »

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Der Herr von Bankdam  »

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This film received its initial USA telecast in the New York City area Tuesday 18 July 1950 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »

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The Fire of Your Love
Sung by Maria Var
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Trouble at t'mill
30 October 2005 | by (Casa Nostra) – See all my reviews

The life and times of a Yorkshire mill owner and his family.

Tom Walls plays Simeon Crowther who owns Bankdam Mill.

His two sons, Joshua, played by Dennis Price, and Zebediah, played by Stephen Murray, clash over the running of the mill. Zebediah's reckless attitude causes the death of his brother in an accident at the mill. Joshua's son, played by Jimmy Hanley, sets out to prove his father was killed by his Uncle Zebediah.

As you would expect, he triumphs and gets to run the mill his way.

A potboiler of a story with a lot of mutton chop whiskers and thee and thy dialogue. Likable all the same. Look out for a young Nicholas Parsons in a minor role.


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