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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 overview, first billed only:
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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
Cheryl Hall ...
Reena
Keith Buckley ...
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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Family the value of it ...!!
10 January 2003 | by (birmingham , uk) – See all my reviews

well maybe i am being a bit biased this film was written about my family i am the daughter of one of the 12 brothers (billy) i have seen the film many times and it still makes me smile every time i see it the story is about my nan, set after my grandad died. my nans wish was to keep the family together, and my uncle reg tried very hard to do so but who wants to foster 14 children...?? the film is not an exact account of what happened some things have been made up for the film purposes i suppose and i still get told by my dad, uncles and aunts this wasn't true and that wasn't true. but all in all a good film " the moral of the story is family and how we should all stick together" if you want anymore info on the film please contact me i'd be happy to try and answer your questions ..! there is also a book written about the family too but i have been unable to obtain a copy if anyone knows of where i can get one, or an original copy of the film i'd be very grateful.


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