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And a Nightingale Sang (1989)

Romance lifts a sister from a lively family in working-class Newcastle during World War II.

Director:

Robert Knights

Writers:

Jack Rosenthal (screenplay), C.P. Taylor (based on play by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Logan ... Helen
Tom Watt Tom Watt ... Norman
Joan Plowright ... Mam
John Woodvine ... George
Pippa Hinchley ... Joyce
Stephen Tompkinson ... Eric
Des Young Des Young ... Andie
Val McLane Val McLane ... Hotel Owner
Bob Smeaton Bob Smeaton ... Geoff
Willie Ross Willie Ross ... Harold, the Communist
Lyn Douglas Lyn Douglas ... Andie's Landlady
Patrick Healy Patrick Healy ... Father Monaghan
Joe Ging Joe Ging ... Father Kennelly
Will Hays Will Hays ... Painter
Harry Herring Harry Herring ... Painter
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Romance lifts a sister from a lively family in working-class Newcastle during World War II.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ja satakieli lauloi See more »

Filming Locations:

Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Connections

Referenced in Life After Who: Philip Hinchcliffe (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Johnny Oh, Johnny Oh!
(uncredited)
Music by Abe Olman
Lyrics Ed Rose
Sung by John Woodvine
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An affecting film
22 September 2004 | by punkitupSee all my reviews

This is a charming film, and the memory of its warmth is still filed away in the back of my mind some 15-years after first seeing it. The understated and compelling performance by Phyllis Logan would make it worth watching alone, but there is the added pleasure of journeyman performances by all concerned. Besides the always great Joan Plowright, I thought another stand out was Tom Watt, although a check here seems to show his further appearances limited. It has been years since I have seen this film come round on television. I really, really, really wish this film would be released on DVD for region 1. I fear that quiet films like this that at the time were seen fit to release on VHS will never see the light of day in a DVD format in the States.


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