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Innocent Sinners (1958)

 -  Drama  -  25 March 1958 (UK)
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A young girl in a bombed out part of London wants to make something beautiful so she plants a garden in a ruined church with the help of her friend. Her parents and the authorities don't ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
June Archer ...
Lovejoy Mason
Christopher Hey ...
Tip Malone
Brian Hammond ...
Sparkey
Flora Robson ...
Olivia Chesney
David Kossoff ...
George Vincent
Barbara Mullen ...
Mrs. Vincent
Catherine Lacey ...
Angela Chesney
Susan Beaumont ...
Liz
Lyndon Brook ...
Charles
Edward Chapman ...
Manley
John Rae ...
Mr. Isbister
Vanda Godsell ...
Bertha Mason - Lovejoy's Mother
Hilda Fenemore ...
Cassie
Pauline Delaney ...
Mrs. Malone
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Dr. Lynch-Cliffe
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A young girl in a bombed out part of London wants to make something beautiful so she plants a garden in a ruined church with the help of her friend. Her parents and the authorities don't understand why she wants to do this. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Kleine Übeltäter  »

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Larry Adler's film score
9 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was very young when I saw 'Innocent Sinners'. The story and harmonica music by Larry Adler captured an 11 year old. I sat mesmerised in the front row of the ABC cinema in Eltham High Street, south London. Up to then, I'd had to view (Saturday morning matinées were de rigeur) films from America that had nothing in common with my life or the life of any children I knew. This was my first film view which had raw music to underscore a story. Was this combination of music and film an early example of the art? The story was a British story with children who were post-war survivors of the Blitz. I grow a wild flower in my garden in honour of this film about gardening in the rubble. The flower is Rose Bay Willow Herb or 'Fireweed'. The seeds thrive when burnt. The survivors of the Blitx knew the flower only too well on the bomb sites of post-war London.


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