The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

My Way Home (1978)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Bill Douglas
Stars: Stephen Archibald, Paul Kermack, Jessie Combe
My Ain Folk (1973)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Bill Douglas
Stars: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith
My Childhood (1972)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The second part (My ain folk) of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Douglas
Stars: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Chôchô Miyako
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.

Director: Emilio Miraglia
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio
La Soufrière (1977)
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Werner Herzog
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the small town of Brookford, everybody can trace their ancestors back to the Revolutionary War, except Sam and Susie Parker. One day, however, they find a letter written by George ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Joan Davis, Allyn Joslyn
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, Clemens Scheitz
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Maggi meets David after having missed her train, and they spend the night together. Penniless, the young lovers break into a summer cottage. The owner, Håkansson, offers to rent it to them,... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Barbro Kollberg, Birger Malmsten, Gösta Cederlund
God's Angry Man (TV Short 1981)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The documentary follows Gene Scott, famous televangelist involved with constant fights against FCC, who tried to shut down his TV show during the 1970's and 1980's, and even Scott arguments... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Gene Scott, Werner Herzog
Huie's Sermon (TV Short 1981)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Huie L. Rogers
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Dave Atkins ...
Mr. Frampton's Foreman
Stephen Bateman ...
Katy Behean ...
...
Lieutenant Mann
Mark Brown ...
Legg
Michael Clark ...
Sailor
Lynette Curran ...
Prostitute
...
Mrs. Frampton
...
Young Stanfield (as Philip Davis)
Arthur Dignam ...
Fop
Patrick Field ...
Jeremy Flynn ...
Brine
...
Norfolk
William Gaminara ...
Edit

Storyline

The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1987 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Comrades - uomini liberi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dirk Bogarde was offered a key cameo. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Good Film
29 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

likewise..this is a truly great bit of film making. I have never seen a film before or since that gives such an interesting and atmospheric account of life in the English countryside of the 19th century. Also a film with a compassionate social message with strong characters that looks at what "ordinary" people can achieve when they work together. This is a film that should be issued on DVD and i would urge whomever is in charge of such things to find a way of doing this. It would appeal to many people from film buffs through to history students. I originally had to watch the film as part of a history course and it really brought that period of history to life for me.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Comrades on Film4 Wednesday February 18 perks2
desperately want copy of this film penny-80
Can someone please tell me how this ends bergman767
Comrades to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray July 2009 Paracelsus1966
Were the Australian sequences factual or fiction? BruceUK
Discuss Comrades (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?