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The Stars Look Down

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United Kingdom

1940

1h 50m

Director Carol Reed

Starring Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams, Nancy Price

Genre Drama

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The Stars Look Down is based on A. J. Cronin's 1935 novel of the same name, about injustices in a mining community in North East England. While the novel follows the development of three young men in the small mining town, the film focuses on just one of them; the smart David Fenwick who gets a scholarship to university, meets a girl who only marries him because her former boyfriend has abandoned her, and eventually returns to the mine town as a teacher and takes part in a futile rescue effort when the mine is flooded, trapping both his father and his younger brother.

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