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Waterfront Women (1950)

Waterfront (original title)
A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is ... See full summary »

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Peter McCabe
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. McCabe
Avis Scott ...
Nora McCabe
Susan Shaw ...
Connie McCabe
Robin Netscher ...
George Alexander McCabe
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Ben Satterthwaite
Kenneth Griffith ...
Maurice Bruno
Olive Sloane ...
Mrs. Gibson
James Hayter ...
Ship's captain
Charles Victor ...
Bill
Michael Brennan ...
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Allan Jeayes ...
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Hattie Jacques ...
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A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is none too pleased at her father's attempted return. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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5 February 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Waterfront Women  »

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Film debut of Duncan Lamont. See more »

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Les Preludes
Music by Franz Liszt (as Liszt)
Played by The London Symphony Orchestra
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Lack Of Versimilitude does not hamper well acted film
28 May 2011 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Given that this film was set in Liverpool what one has to ask is why are the actors all using different accents.For some reason the director clearly equates anywhere up North with a mancunian accent instead of the scouse accent.Of course dear old Robert Newton eyes rolling in anticipation of his part as Long John Silver,veers from Cockney to mumerset.Newton was such a fine actor your attention is drawn to him from beginning to end.He is supported by such a great cast.A very young Richrad Burton as a jobless ships engineer,Kathleen Harrison as the usual harassed mother and Kenneth Griffiths playing what one assumes to be a spiv.The camera work is first class particularly eye catching being the fight outside the pub.One could almost call this a British film noir.This film is sadly neglected and doesn't get any showing on TV.


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