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John O'Brien
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Dominic O'Brien
Anny Tobin ...
Mary Ellen O'Brien
Leslie Schofield ...
Shane O'Brien
Faye Dannell ...
Katie O'Brien
Gillian Hope ...
Molly O'Brien
Scott Frazer ...
Mick O'Brien
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Mary Llewellyn
Frank Windsor ...
James Llewellyn
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Beatrice Llewellyn
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Peter Bracken
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Christine Bracken
Colin Bavidge ...
David Bracken
Barbara Marten ...
Hannah Kelly
Madeleine Moffat ...
Bella Bradley (as Madaleine Moffatt)
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In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent younger sister Kathy and daughter of a rich family. Their love is doomed by the social difference, but the vigorous Mary refuses to allow outer circumstances destroying their love. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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20 August 1989 (UK)  »

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15 Straßen zum Glück  »

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Although the film is set about 1900, one scene at the Newcastle docks shows a modern overhead crane. See more »

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Featured in The Story of the Costume Drama: Picture Perfect (2008) See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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Excellent story of love and loss across the class divide.
10 February 2000 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

A superbly balanced cast portray a story of love and loss in northern England. Excellent period piece that conveys the atmosphere of a rugged pre-war industrial town. Passions run high as love tries to cross the class divide. Performance which particularly stands out is that of a young Jane Horrocks.


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