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
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The part of the traitor Legg was to have been played by Stephen Archibald
, who played Jamie in the Bill Douglas Trilogy, but he was in jail at the time this movie was shot. See more
The action is set in the 1830s, but the Lanternist's magic lantern dates from the 1860s. See more
My dear sir, I think you underestimate the novelty of this unique exhibition. The diorama is the highest achievement of human ingenuity, delineating the most interesting parts of the world, in varying aspects of light and shade. How about a trip to the other side of the world tomorrow?
What you offer, sir, is illusion. It's the real world I'd like to see. In our short lives, we move about so little...
At the end of the film, information about what happened to the six Martyrs appears onscreen in the style of a magic-lantern show. See more