Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
The scene where part of a lit match breaks off and hits Lowry (Timothy Spall) on the cheek was an unscripted accident but kept in because of the realism it brought and that it reflected the despondency the character was feeling at that time. See more »
L S Lowry is shown as having exhibited Going to Work in 1934. In reality, he didn't paint it until 1943. See more »
Most people in Pendlebury are bone idle, that's their trouble.
L S Lowry:
People can't help being poor. No shame in having nothing, is there?
Of course there's shame. We are middle-class, Laurie.
L S Lowry:
We lived above our means, mother. Father knew it. He tried to keep you happy.
Happy? The day we married it rained. Misfortune poured upon me ever since.
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Was It Love?
Performed by Bidgood's Broadcasters
Written by Irving Caesar, Harry Rosenthal and Con Conrad
Published by WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd.
Transferred from original shellac Broadcast 407B
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Interesting insight to one of Britain's great artists
Interesting insight to one of Britain's great artists, and worth the watch to see a master class in acting by Redgrave & Spall.
It's not a feel good movie by any means, largely set in Lowry's ailing mothers bedroom. It's clear he loved actually worshiped his mum, and her affect on his life is profound. Even when she finally died. I did enjoy the film, mainly as I said because of the acting and story however be warned it is a biopic, not a feel good movie at all .. enjoy!
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