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A Cry from the Streets (1958)

A welfare worker becomes emotionally involved with her charges, a group of adorable, homeless orphans. Music by Larry Adler. (1959; B&W)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Max Bygraves ...
Bill Lowther
Barbara Murray ...
Ann Fairlie
Colin Petersen ...
Georgie
Dana Wilson ...
Barbie
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Farrer
Sean Barrett ...
Don Farrer
Mona Washbourne ...
Mrs. Daniels
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Gloria
Toke Townley ...
Mr. Daniels
Avice Landone ...
Rachel Seymour
Vi Stevens ...
Ma Robbins
Fred Griffiths ...
Mr. Hodges
Charles McShane ...
Derek
Tony Baker ...
Tony (as The King's Cross Kids)
David Bushell ...
Alec (as The King's Cross Kids)
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A welfare worker becomes emotionally involved with her charges, a group of adorable, homeless orphans. Music by Larry Adler. (1959; B&W)

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4 March 1960 (Finland)  »

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The song "Gotta Have Rain" made a brief appearance in the British record charts. It was also a big US hit for Eydie Gormé. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Farrer: To think I nearly didn't come.
Don Farrer: You hadn't a chance... Not once Miss Fairlie got her hooks into you. She's mustard.
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Gotta Have Rain
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Written by Max Bygraves (as Roy Irwin)
Sung by Max Bygraves
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A film of its time
7 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a pity that the previous reviewer fails to judge the film in the context of its time ; post war London.

Its very a simplistic view of life in the 1950's that doesn't try to be highbrow or talk down to its audience.

Smoking was incredibly common in those days & the film merely shows life as it was. Children being told to go off & gather flowers on their own is certainly something that would be unusual in 2009, but in my own childhood in the 60's was 100% normal.

Its a fantastic social 'document' showing us where we have come from & perhaps reminding us that our modern predilection for wrapping our children in cotton might not be the best way forward.


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