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Fanny Hawthorne (1927)

Hindle Wakes (original title)
A celebration of working class leisure activities at Hindle, Lancashire, during "Wakes Week", an annual week still observed in parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire when all factories and ... See full summary »

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Maurice Elvey

Writers:

Stanley Houghton (play), Victor Saville
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Cast

Cast overview:
Estelle Brody Estelle Brody ... Fanny Hawthorn
John Stuart ... Allan Jeffcote
Norman McKinnel Norman McKinnel ... Nathaniel Jeffcote
Marie Ault ... Mrs. Hawthorn
Humberston Wright Humberston Wright ... Chris Hawthorne (as Humberstone Wright)
Gladys Jennings Gladys Jennings ... Beatrice Farrar
Irene Rooke Irene Rooke ... Mrs. Jeffcote
Peggy Carlisle Peggy Carlisle ... Mary Hollins
Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney ... Sir Timothy Farrar
John Rowal John Rowal ... George Ramsbottom
Alf Goddard Alf Goddard ... Nobby
Cyril McLaglen Cyril McLaglen ... Alf (as Cyril Maclaglen)
Graham Soutten Graham Soutten ... Edward Hollins (as B. Graham Soutten)
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A celebration of working class leisure activities at Hindle, Lancashire, during "Wakes Week", an annual week still observed in parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire when all factories and schools take a holiday. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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A dramatic story of a modern maiden's courage- life and love- tears and laughter- splendidly played by brilliant cast. (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 9 February 1930)

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanny Hawthorne See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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silent feminism...
1 June 2001 | by didi-5See all my reviews

In a Lancashire mill-town, probably Bolton or Oldham, but here called Hindle, Fanny (Jenny in later film versions) Hawthorne scandalises her family by refusing to conform. The play has always been a favourite and this version of it is terrific. It has a modern feel, some of the shots in Blackpool are brilliant (the rides in particular), and the new soundtrack by In The Nursery, although perhaps a bit too contemporary, somehow fits (and makes a difference from the dreadful Hammond organ scores than accompany some silents). In the cinema the ballroom sequences were augmented by special lighting effects which worked well, but on video it shines as a good British silent (hooray!) well done, well acted, well written.


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