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The Cinder Path 

Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
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Series cast summary:
Catherine Zeta-Jones ...  Victoria Chapman 3 episodes, 1994
Lloyd Owen ...  Charlie MacFell 3 episodes, 1994
Polly Adams ...  Florence Chapman 3 episodes, 1994
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ...  Ginger Slater 3 episodes, 1994
Ralph Ineson ...  Arthur Benton 3 episodes, 1994
Maria Miles Maria Miles ...  Nellie Chapman 3 episodes, 1994
Victoria Scarborough ...  Betty MacFell 3 episodes, 1994
Lucy Akhurst ...  Polly Benton 2 episodes, 1994
Rosalind Ayres ...  Mary MacFell 2 episodes, 1994
Tom Bell ...  Edward MacFell 2 episodes, 1994
Alan Bird Alan Bird ...  Old Arnold 2 episodes, 1994
David Hounslow ...  Sgt. Timms 2 episodes, 1994
Rupert Wickham Rupert Wickham ...  Lt. Radlett 2 episodes, 1994
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Storyline

Edward MacFell is a prosperous Northumberland farmer with a sadistic bent. He routinely hurts and humiliates family members and workers alike. When he goes too far, he becomes the victim of a murder made to appear an accident. His mild-mannered son Charlie witnesses the crime and protects the killer in the name of friendship and justice. But there is still another witness, Ginger Slater, an embittered farm hand with blackmail on his mind. Charlie is inveigled into a disastrous marriage with Victoria Chapman, the promiscuous county belle, unaware that her sister Nellie is in love with him. Then comes the war. When Charlie tires of his sister's carping and his wife's infidelities, he signs up--as an enlisted man, and finds himself in the charge of a sergeant with an axe to grind: Sgt. Ginger Slater. Written by Debbie Vanderwerff

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

12 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A salakos út See more »

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Tyne Tees Television See more »
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| (3 episodes)
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Trivia

Comedian Ross Noble worked as an extra and impromptu special effects technician on this film. During a battle scene he was accidental set alight causing delays in filming. See more »

Goofs

The German soldiers are wearing the Picklhauber helmets. As this is 1917 they would be wearing the M16 steel helmet. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Don't worry, Nellie. If I can get through marriage with your sister, I can get through the bloody war!
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A Wonderful Period Film That Romatics Will Enjoy
26 April 2014 | by kickstart2210See all my reviews

I just saw this film for the first time on DVD. I have watched it again a couple of times. It is a beautiful production that was well casted. I would have to strongly disagree with a previous review that cited Maria Miles' acting as the downfall of the film. I was quite taken with her acting, in fact, I thought she was a standout in the production. Lloyd Owen was a brilliant choice for the the part of Charlie. I'm inclined to say that Catherine Zeta-Jones was my least favorite casting choice, but perhaps it is because I am watching the film for the first time many years later after it was produced and the fact that I am more familiar with her as a celebrity than the other actors made her somewhat of an anachronism in the film.


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