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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

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

Lovejoy Mason: Mum! I've got a garden!
Bertha Mason - Lovejoy's Mother: [Struggling to feign interest] 'Ave you Ducks? Fancy...
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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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Larry Adler's film score
9 December 2007 | by chriscooling-1See all my reviews

I was very young when I saw 'Innocent Sinners'. The story and harmonica music by Larry Adler captured an 11 year old. I sat mesmerised in the front row of the ABC cinema in Eltham High Street, south London. Up to then, I'd had to view (Saturday morning matinées were de rigeur) films from America that had nothing in common with my life or the life of any children I knew. This was my first film view which had raw music to underscore a story. Was this combination of music and film an early example of the art? The story was a British story with children who were post-war survivors of the Blitz. I grow a wild flower in my garden in honour of this film about gardening in the rubble. The flower is Rose Bay Willow Herb or 'Fireweed'. The seeds thrive when burnt. The survivors of the Blitx knew the flower only too well on the bomb sites of post-war London.


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