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A Cry from the Streets (1958)

A welfare worker becomes emotionally involved with her charges, a group of adorable, homeless orphans. Music by Larry Adler. (1959; B&W)

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Elizabeth Coxhead (novel), Vernon Harris (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Max Bygraves Max Bygraves ... Bill
Barbara Murray ... Ann
Colin Petersen Colin Petersen ... Georgie
Dana Wilson Dana Wilson ... Barbie
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Farrer
Sean Barrett ... Don
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Daniels
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Gloria
Toke Townley Toke Townley ... Mr. Daniels
Avice Landone ... Rachel
Vi Stevens Vi Stevens ... Ma Robbins
Fred Griffiths Fred Griffiths ... Mr. Hodges
Charles McShane Charles McShane ... Derek
Tony Baker Tony Baker ... Tony (as The King's Cross Kids)
David Bushell David Bushell ... Alec (as The King's Cross Kids)
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Storyline

A welfare worker becomes emotionally involved with her charges, a group of adorable, homeless orphans. Music by Larry Adler. (1959; B&W)

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1960 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cry from the Street See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Traders Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Gotta Have Rain" made a brief appearance in the British record charts. It was also a big US hit for Eydie Gormé. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Farrer: To think I nearly didn't come.
Don Farrer: You hadn't a chance... Not once Miss Fairlie got her hooks into you. She's mustard.
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Soundtracks

You Got To Have Rain
Written and composed by Max Bygraves
Sung by Max Bygraves (uncredited)
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A film of its time
7 February 2009 | by mike-scofieldSee all my reviews

What a pity that the previous reviewer fails to judge the film in the context of its time ; post war London.

Its very a simplistic view of life in the 1950's that doesn't try to be highbrow or talk down to its audience.

Smoking was incredibly common in those days & the film merely shows life as it was. Children being told to go off & gather flowers on their own is certainly something that would be unusual in 2009, but in my own childhood in the 60's was 100% normal.

Its a fantastic social 'document' showing us where we have come from & perhaps reminding us that our modern predilection for wrapping our children in cotton might not be the best way forward.


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