South Riding (1938)

08/01/1938 (GB) DramaRomance 1h 25m
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Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.' She built her story around six people working for a typical County Council:- Beneath the lives of the public servants runs the thread of their personal drama. Our story tells how a public life affects the private life; and how a man's personal sufferings make him what he is in public. " Corruption, intrigue and romance in a Yorkshire setting. A country squire whose wife is in a mental hospital becomes attracted to a crusading local schoolmistress.

  1. Victor Saville


  2. Winifred Holtby


  3. Ian Dalrymple


  4. Donald Bull


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  1. Edna Best

    Edna Best

    Sarah Barton

  2. Ralph Richardson

    Ralph Richardson

    Robert Carne

  3. Edmund Gwenn

    Edmund Gwenn

    Alfred Huggins

  4. Ann Todd

    Ann Todd

    Madge Carne

  5. Marie Lohr

    Marie Lohr

    Mrs. Beddows

  6. Milton Rosmer

    Milton Rosmer

    Alderman Snaith

  7. John Clements

    John Clements

    Joe Astell

  8. Edward Lexy

    Mr. Holly

  9. Joan Ellum

    Lydia Holly

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South Riding
South Riding

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Original Language English

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