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Existence (1973)

The 14 (original title)
"The 14" or "Existance" has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.

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Cast

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Reg
June Brown ...
The Mother
Liz Edmiston ...
Sylvia
John Bailey ...
Mr. Sanders
Diana Reevers ...
Miss Field
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Tommy
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Reena
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Mr. Whitehead
Anna Wing ...
Mrs. Booth
Tony Calvin ...
Father Morris
Chris Kelly ...
Roy (as Christian Kelly)
Frank Gentry ...
Terry
Peter Newby ...
Billy
Paul Daly ...
Freddy
Richard Heywood ...
John (as Richard Heyward)
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"The 14" or "Existance" has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.

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To stay a family they took on the whole bleedin' world See more »

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19 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Most of the child actors', excluding Mr. Wild, where non-actor's. See more »

Quotes

Reg: Now look, me and me brother's have had a talk. You can take the little uns' to the farm. For a tryout. But then we've got all decide together. You understand?
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Crazy Credits

"And he who gives a child a treat, makes joy bells ring in Heaven's street; And he who gives a child a home, builds palaces in Kingdom come," John Masefield (during end credits). See more »

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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Saddened by the death of Jack Wild
6 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is not so much a review of the film "The 14" it's more a report on how shocked I was when I read that Jack Wild had died, and HOW he died

  • very sad. I work for Channel Nine in Sydney, Australia and this film


was aired on their GEM network which shows a lot of old and sometimes obscure movies. If you want to watch a well made and moving film then this is it. Apart from the performances I think the Directing by David Hemmings is superb.

I read recently that Jack Wild sent an open letter to Daniel Radcliffe warning him of the perils of becoming a child star. I hope he heeds his warning.


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