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Spring and Port Wine (1970)

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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Harold Crompton
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Wilfred Crompton
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Adrienne Posta ...
Betty Duckworth
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Ned Duckworth
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Mrs. Gasket
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Lorry Driver
Joseph Greig ...
Allan (T.V. Man)
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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
Orchestrated by Derek Wadsworth
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An Historical Document.
7 May 2001 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

To put it simply, I enjoyed this film. The reason for my interest & enjoyment was not related to anything other than the subject matter itself. I had heard tales from my mother and grandmother about how Northern England working class life and attitudes used to be (as experienced by them)and this is an interesting depiction that seems to faithfully represent what they told me. In particular, the paternalistic but overbearing father who "knows" what is best for his family along with his stubborness when this paradigm is challenged. (Not much has changed there then!!)

People who have seen the play will probably be disappointed with the film because the story does not easily transfer across the different media. In a sense however, the film is an historical document and I personally enjoyed it, if only because of the way it conveyed a social phenomenon.


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