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The Stars Look Down (1940)

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110 min | Drama

Davey Fenwick (Sir Michael Redgrave) leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny (Margaret Lockwood) who gets him to marry her ...See moreDavey Fenwick (Sir Michael Redgrave) leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny (Margaret Lockwood) who gets him to marry her and return home as local schoolteacher before finishing his degree. Davey finds he is ill-at-ease in his role, the more so when he realizes Jenny still loves her former boyfriend. When he finds that his father and the other miners are going to have to continue working on a possibly deadly coal seam he decides to act. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Director
Writers
A.J. Cronin (from the book by) (adaptation) | J.B. Williams (screen play) (scenario) | A. Coppel (scenario)
Producer
Isadore Goldsmith (as I. Goldsmith)
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Updated Jan 22, 1940

Release date
Jul 23, 1941 (United States)
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36 cast members
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Michael Redgrave
Davey Fenwick Davey Fenwick   See fewer
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Margaret Lockwood
Jenny Sunley Jenny Sunley   See fewer
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Emlyn Williams
Joe Gowlan Joe Gowlan   See fewer
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Nancy Price
Martha Fenwick Martha Fenwick   See fewer
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Allan Jeayes
Richard Barras Richard Barras   See fewer
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Edward Rigby
Robert Fenwick Robert Fenwick   See fewer
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Linden Travers
Mrs. Laura Millington Mrs. Laura Millington   See fewer
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Cecil Parker
Stanley Millington Stanley Millington   See fewer
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Milton Rosmer
Harry Nugent, MP Harry Nugent, MP   See fewer
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George Carney
Slogger Gowlan (as George Carnay) Slogger Gowlan (as George Carnay)   See fewer
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Olga Lindo
Mrs. Sunley Mrs. Sunley   See fewer
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Desmond Tester
Hughie Fenwick Hughie Fenwick   See fewer
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David Markham
Arthur Barras Arthur Barras   See fewer
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Aubrey Mallalieu
Hudspeth Hudspeth   See fewer
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Kynaston Reeves
Strother Strother   See fewer
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Clive Baxter
Pat Reedy Pat Reedy   See fewer
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Frederick Burtwell
Union Official Union Official   See fewer
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Dorothy Hamilton
Mrs. Reedy Mrs. Reedy   See fewer
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David Horne
Mr. Wilkins Mr. Wilkins   See fewer
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Edmund Willard
Mr. Ramage Mr. Ramage   See fewer
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Ben Williams
Harry Brace Harry Brace   See fewer
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Scott Harrold
Headmaster Strother (as Scott Harold) Headmaster Strother (as Scott Harold)   See fewer
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Lionel Barrymore
Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Douglas
Miner at Rescue (uncredited) Miner at Rescue (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cameron Hall
Cinema Commissionaire (uncredited) Cinema Commissionaire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryan Herbert
Man Outside Football Ground (uncredited) Man Outside Football Ground (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vincent Holman
1st Arresting Policeman (uncredited) 1st Arresting Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roddy Hughes
Union Committee Member (uncredited) Union Committee Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Johnson
Looting Miner (uncredited) Looting Miner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vi Kaley
Old Woman at Looting (uncredited) Old Woman at Looting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurence Kitchin
Dickie - Butcher's Boy (uncredited) Dickie - Butcher's Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Rolfe
2nd Arresting Policeman (uncredited) 2nd Arresting Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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D.J. Williams
Union Committee Chairman (uncredited) Union Committee Chairman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 847 votes