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I thought I'd have been married by now.
Huh! You've not missed much by missing that. Yer marry for love an' find you've let yourself in for a seven day a week job with no pay. An' yer don't find it out 'till it's too late.
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Absolutely stunning movie, finally a true representation of life of the working families of the 30's. A scandal that they could not get this film made in the 30's because it's story was regarded as sordid and dangerous by the board of censors. If like me you come from working class families who lived through that era, the stories this film tells are true.
The movie must have been shockingly brutal to the establishment and credit to the producer's for taking it on.
The downside to the movie is the acting and the direction. The accent's are awful but actors then had to have a clipped middle england accent to get work. I loved the film especially the 4 old ladies holding court on the street. Special mention must go to Marjorie Rhodes character, Mrs Bull who's savage honesty of each situation was a breath of fresh air in the acrid atmosphere of relentless poverty.
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