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The Brave Don't Cry (1952)

| Drama | August 1952 (UK)
A story about a true mining accident.

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(original screenplay), (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Cameron
Meg Buchanan ...
Margaret Wishart
John Rae ...
Donald Sloan
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Dan Wishart (as Fulton MacKay)
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Charlie Ross
Wendy Noel ...
Jean Knox
Russell Waters ...
Hughie Aitken
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Dr. Andrew Kerr
Eric Woodburn ...
Rab Elliott
Archie Duncan ...
Walter Hardie
Jack Stewart ...
Willie Duncan
Anne Butchart ...
Biddy Ross
Mac Picton ...
Jim Knox
Jock McKay ...
Jock Woods
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Mrs. Sloan
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Storyline

In a small Scots mining-town, a mine cave-in seals the entire crew. The main shaft is flooded, and those who survive the collapse are encamped on a small patch of ground above the water. The mine telephone keeps them in communication with the surface, and Donald Sloan, the crew foreman, organizes the men below, and waits for instructions from above. The rescue squad, with the help of Margaret Wishart, one of the trapped-miner's wife, decide to follow an abandoned-shaft tunnel. When they do reach and cut through to the trapped men, dangerous gases seep in and the men are ordered to move further back. One of the rescuers, John Cameron, comes down to calm the men and to bring breathing equipment but there is only enough equipment for three men at a time to be brought up. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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August 1952 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Tapferen weinen nicht  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits epilogue: To the Reserve Brigades who stand behind the miners all over the world. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mining Review 6th Year No. 1 (1952) See more »

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Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
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In the days when we had a mining industry
16 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

In the days when we had a mining industry incidents like this happened occasionally.However the miners were defeated in a showdown with Margaret Thatcher after which the mining industry seemed to disintegrate,and I am not sure if there is a working pit anymore.Whilst this film is clearly realistic it is rather downbeat and I wonder if it would have attracted much of an audience.I was rather puzzled by some of the technical matters.Why could they only get 3 out at a time.Why we're they using a forehand respirator that wasn't normally used in the pits.How was it that when John Gregson came in that they couldn't take people out immediately?


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