A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

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Rafe Crompton
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Daisy Crompton
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Florence Crompton
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Hilda Crompton
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Mrs. Gasket
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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

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If you get the better of me lass, you'll be the first in this house that has !

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27 February 1970 (UK)  »

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Anoixis kai glyko krasi  »

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Rafe Crompton: There's no father alive who doesn't long to escape his captivity every now and then...
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Spring and Port Wine
Written and Performed by'Alan Price (I)'
Orchestrated by Derek Wadsworth
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Family life as it was
14 January 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film about a traditional working class family in Northern England. Filmed on location in Bolton, it stars James Mason as the father who is the dominant force within his home. Or so it seems. Cleverly, the film, based on the play, portrays the complexities of family life. The supporting cast is terrific as well, with many familiar faces lending support.


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