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  • South Riding (1938)
  • Approved
    85 min | Drama, Romance
South Riding (1938)
Approved
85 min | Drama, Romance

"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 ...See more"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. Written by Michael Crew See less
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Writers
Winifred Holtby (novel) | Ian Dalrymple (screenplay) | Donald Bull (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (photography by) (as Harry Stradling)
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Updated Jan 4, 1938

Release date
Aug 1, 1938 (United States)
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26 cast members
Name Known for
Edna Best
Sarah Burton Sarah Burton   See fewer
Ralph Richardson
Robert Carne Robert Carne   See fewer
Edmund Gwenn
Alfred Huggins Alfred Huggins   See fewer
Ann Todd
Madge Carne Madge Carne   See fewer
Marie Lohr
Mrs. Beddows Mrs. Beddows   See fewer
Milton Rosmer
Alderman Snaith Alderman Snaith   See fewer
John Clements
Joe Astell Joe Astell   See fewer
Edward Lexy
Mr. Holly Mr. Holly   See fewer
Joan Ellum
Lydia Holly Lydia Holly   See fewer
Glynis Johns
Midge Carne Midge Carne   See fewer
Josephine Wilson
Mrs. Holly Mrs. Holly   See fewer
Herbert Lomas
Castle Castle   See fewer
Peggy Novak
Bessie Warbuckle Bessie Warbuckle   See fewer
Lewis Casson
Lord Sedgmire Lord Sedgmire   See fewer
Felix Aylmer
Chairman of Council Chairman of Council   See fewer
Jean Cadell
Miss Dry Miss Dry   See fewer
Skelton Knaggs
Reg. Aythorne Reg. Aythorne   See fewer
Laura Smithson
Mrs. Brimsley Mrs. Brimsley   See fewer
Florence Gregson
Mrs. Molton Mrs. Molton   See fewer
Beckett Bould
Foreman on Road Building Site (uncredited) Foreman on Road Building Site (uncredited)   See fewer
Madge Brindley
A Psalm Singer (uncredited) A Psalm Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Davina Craig
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
Arthur Hambling
Village Doctor (uncredited) Village Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Philip Ray
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Truman
Nursing Home Doctor (uncredited) Nursing Home Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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