• The Stars Look Down (1939)

The Stars Look Down

Release Date: 1939

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Based on the novel of the same name by A.J. Cronin, this British drama presents the hardships faced by a coal-mining village. Local boy Davey Fenwick (Michael Redgrave) goes off to attend university, with hopes of helping his home town in the political arena, but he returns as a schoolteacher, along with his restless wife, Jenny (Margaret Lockwood). When Jenny's ex-boyfriend, the ambitious Joe Gowlan (Emlyn Williams), reappears, it leads directly to a clash with Davey.

Cast: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams, Nancy Price, Allan Jeayes, Edward Rigby, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers

Director: Carol Reed

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Grand National

Keywords: Emotional, Underdog, Melodramatic, 1930s, Love triangle, England, Wife, Small town, Rivalry, Sacrifice

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