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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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Reg
June Brown ...
The Mother
Liz Edmiston ...
Sylvia
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Diana Beevers ...
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Tommy
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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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According to the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), all known versions of this work were passed uncut. See more »

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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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Closing credits epilogue: "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 See more »

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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Kids Never Hurt Anybody at All
Composed by Biddu
Sung by Brian O'Shea (as Brian Keith)
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Well meaning but boring
15 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I found this film so boring that i turned it off well before the rend.It is difficult T9 understand why this was made as a film rather than à television drama.This type of film would have played to empty cinemas but would have attracted à reasonable audience on TV.Thé age of gritty realism hard long passed when this was released with On Thé Buses the box office champion.


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