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 ... See full summary »

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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
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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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Just not very good
6 February 2006 | by (Blackpool England) – See all my reviews

Catherine Cookson is a great writer but she has not been well served by Tyne Tees who made this TV film from the book of the same name. I think I read the book once but you get used to this sort of thing in a film adaption,that vast chunks are omitted . In this one a couple of kids are drowned in a boat and there's hardly a mention, The ending is totally stupid and unreal. Maybe this is Catherine Cookson's poorest story as there's little drama anywhere.Just a lot of people arguing about nothing much at all other than a lack of money and some rather silly reasons for scrapping. The 15 streets are supposed to be the divide between the rich and the poor,a common enough theme in Catherine Cookson


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