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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 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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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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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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cryalongamax
20 January 2006 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

there are some new satellite channels in the UK,bad movies and matinée movies, which are showing a lot of old British films from the 40s and 50s.The sort that used to be shown on terrestial channels at 2 am.These are at times rather intriguing,because occasionally i will view a film that i saw in the cinema and think "Did i really pay money to watch this".I suppose that everyone,not least Max Bygraves has probably forgotten that he appeared in a number of films in the 50s.There is little that can be said in favour of this film except how times have changed.When Barbara Murray goes to see a foster mother one of the fostered children is actually encouraged to strike a match to light her cigarette!A child is encouraged to leave a home to go and live with his alcoholic mother.4 young children are let off a bus on their own to go wandering in a wood.If you are interested in the period then it is worth a look,otherwise give it a miss.


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