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Innocent Sinners (1958)

A young girl in a bombed out part of London wants to make something beautiful so she plants a garden in a ruined church with the help of her friend. All the adults in her life don't ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Leacock

Writers:

Rumer Godden (novel), Neil Paterson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Archer June Archer ... Lovejoy
Christopher Hey Christopher Hey ... Tip
Brian Hammond Brian Hammond ... Sparkey
Flora Robson ... Olivia Chesney
David Kossoff ... Vincent
Barbara Mullen ... Mrs.Vincent
Catherine Lacey ... Angela Chesney
Susan Beaumont Susan Beaumont ... Liz
Lyndon Brook ... Charles
Edward Chapman ... Manley
John Rae John Rae ... Mr. Isbister
Vanda Godsell ... Lovejoy's Mother
Hilda Fenemore Hilda Fenemore ... Cassie
Pauline Delaney ... Mrs. Malone (as Pauline Delany)
Andrew Cruickshank Andrew Cruickshank ... Doctor
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A young girl in a bombed out part of London wants to make something beautiful so she plants a garden in a ruined church with the help of her friend. All the adults in her life don't understand why she wants to do this. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Chesney: I sometimes think I've never had a life. And now I never will.
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Connections

Featured in The Screening Room: Innocent Sinners (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)
(1919) (uncredited)
Written by Fred W. Leigh and Charles Collins
Sung by June Archer at 15 minutes.
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Brilliant 50's Film!
1 May 2007 | by ronevickersSee all my reviews

This is a truly excellent British film from the 1950's and, although hard to locate, is well worth searching for. From the opening credits to the satisfying finale, the film is a joy and one of the very best feel-good movies you will ever see. The story of a young city girl wanting to bring some beauty into the grim post war inner-city environment is gentle, touching and charming in equal measure, but never slips into mawkishness. This is helped enormously by the consistently brilliant playing of the whole cast - there is not a dud performance amongst them. The only puzzling aspect is why the juvenile leads, especially June Archer, never had successful acting careers. This film is unreservedly recommended to all who appreciate first class movie making!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kleine Übeltäter See more »

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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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