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Spring and Port Wine (1970)

 |  Drama  |  8 May 1970 (Ireland)
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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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Diana Coupland ...
Daisy Crompton
Florence Crompton
Hilda Crompton
Harold Crompton
Len Jones ...
Wilfred Crompton
Keith Buckley ...
Arthur Gasket
Avril Elgar ...
Betsy-Jane Duckworth
Adrienne Posta ...
Betty Duckworth
Frank Windsor ...
Ned Duckworth
Mr. Aspinall
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Gasket
Lorry Driver
Joseph Greig ...
Allan (T.V. Man)
Christopher Timothy ...
Joe (T.V. Man)


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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8 May 1970 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Anoixis kai glyko krasi  »

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Spring and Port Wine
Written and Performed by'Alan Price (I)'
Orchestrated by Derek Wadsworth
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Interesting....but something didn't work.
7 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Kitchen Sink Dramas...this one was good, but something was off about it.

The story was good, a great cast, brilliant cinematography. It just felt like the whole thing was unrehearsed, poorly directed and badly edited.

Did they spend so much of the budget on the cameras that they had none left for rehearsals? It also feels like the director couldn't decide on just how to portray the min the family are terrified of him, the next they are picking on him and joking with him....I'd love to see some stage productions and see how other directors deal with it even sometimes feels like the actors were not in the same room when their scenes were shot as the reactions are all over the place.

Lots of great bits about this movie...and I enjoyed it...but it was let down by the direction and editing.

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