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Spring and Port Wine (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 February 1970 (UK)
A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

Director:

Peter Hammond

Writers:

Bill Naughton (screenplay), Bill Naughton (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Rafe Crompton
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Daisy Crompton
Hannah Gordon ... Florence Crompton
Susan George ... Hilda Crompton
Rodney Bewes ... Harold Crompton
Len Jones Len Jones ... Wilfred Crompton
Keith Buckley ... Arthur Gasket
Avril Elgar Avril Elgar ... Betsy-Jane Duckworth
Adrienne Posta ... Betty Duckworth
Frank Windsor ... Ned Duckworth
Arthur Lowe ... Mr. Aspinall
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Gasket
Bernard Bresslaw ... Lorry Driver
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ... Allan (T.V. Man)
Christopher Timothy ... Joe (T.V. Man)
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A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.

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It takes a lifetime to bring up a family and a weekend to lose the lot! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoixis kai glyko krasi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Memorial Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Arthur accidentally drives into the back of a car at the traffic lights (whilst kissing Florence) the driver of the car in front is the film's producer, Michael Medwin. See more »

Quotes

Rafe Crompton: There's no father alive who doesn't long to escape his captivity every now and then...
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Connections

Edited into Northern Soul (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Spring and Port Wine
Written and Performed by Alan Price
Orchestrated by Derek Wadsworth
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2 December 2004 | by moirazollingerSee all my reviews

No matter what mood I'm in, this film always sorts me out. I can't count the times I've watched it, at any time of the day or night. It is the most basic of love stories, showing that the ties that bind a family are often stretched to the limit, but cannot be broken. I have over 500 films in my collection and I don't think there's a more romantic moment in any, than when James Mason takes of his jacket and puts is round Diana Coupland's shoulders. I remember feeling the tenderness of that moment when I first saw the film in the cinema as a young teenager and now I am 50 and it still makes me shiver. There's never been another film which comes anywhere near it. My old video is just about played out and I've copied it on to DVD, but I would love to know if anyone has ever seen it for sale on DVD.


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