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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
Diana Coupland ...
Daisy Crompton
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Florence Crompton
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Hilda Crompton
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Harold Crompton
Len Jones ...
Wilfred Crompton
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Arthur Gasket
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Adrienne Posta ...
Betty Duckworth
Frank Windsor ...
Ned Duckworth
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Mr. Aspinall
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Mrs. Gasket
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Lorry Driver
Joseph Greig ...
Allan (T.V. Man)
Christopher Timothy ...
Joe (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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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 father...one 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 this...here 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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