The Stars Look Down (1940)

NR 07/23/1941 (US) Drama 1h 50m
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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.

  1. Carol Reed


  2. A.J. Cronin


  3. J.B. Williams


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  1. Michael Redgrave

    Michael Redgrave

    Davey Fenwick

  2. Margaret Lockwood

    Margaret Lockwood

    Jenny Sunley

  3. Emlyn Williams

    Emlyn Williams

    Joe Gowlan

  4. Nancy Price

    Nancy Price

    Martha Fenwick - Davey's mother

  5. Allan Jeayes

    Allan Jeayes

    Richard Barras - the mine owner

  6. Edward Rigby

    Edward Rigby

    Robert Fenwick - Davey's father

  7. Desmond Tester

    Desmond Tester

    Hughie Fenwick - Davey's brother

  8. David Markham

    Arthur Barras - Barras' son

  9. Cecil Parker

    Cecil Parker

    Stanley Millington

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The Stars Look Down
The Stars Look Down

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Original Language English

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