Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag ... See full summary »
Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby ... See full summary »
Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually ... See full summary »
In mid-19th century Yorkshire, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive wife ... See full summary »
In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »
On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a ... See full summary »
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 »
Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »
Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »
Edward MacFell is a prosperous Northumberland farmer with a sadistic bent. He routinely hurts and humiliates family members and workers alike. When he goes too far, he becomes the victim of a murder made to appear an accident. His mild-mannered son Charlie witnesses the crime and protects the killer in the name of friendship and justice. But there is still another witness, Ginger Slater, an embittered farm hand with blackmail on his mind. Charlie is inveigled into a disastrous marriage with Victoria Chapman, the promiscuous county belle, unaware that her sister Nellie is in love with him. Then comes the war. When Charlie tires of his sister's carping and his wife's infidelities, he signs up--as an enlisted man, and finds himself in the charge of a sergeant with an axe to grind: Sgt. Ginger Slater. Written by
Comedian Ross Noble worked as an extra and impromptu special effects technician on this film. During a battle scene he was accidental set alight causing delays in filming. See more »
The German soldiers are wearing the Picklhauber helmets. As this is 1917 they would be wearing the M16 steel helmet. See more »
Orders, protocol; the only thing they don't teach you is how to die with your guts hanging out. Does one cry "Carry on, men!" while pushing them back in or just let them drip while crying "Good luck, chaps!"?
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I just saw this film for the first time on DVD. I have watched it again a couple of times. It is a beautiful production that was well casted. I would have to strongly disagree with a previous review that cited Maria Miles' acting as the downfall of the film. I was quite taken with her acting, in fact, I thought she was a standout in the production. Lloyd Owen was a brilliant choice for the the part of Charlie. I'm inclined to say that Catherine Zeta-Jones was my least favorite casting choice, but perhaps it is because I am watching the film for the first time many years later after it was produced and the fact that I am more familiar with her as a celebrity than the other actors made her somewhat of an anachronism in the film.
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