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The Stars Look Down (1940) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Carol Reed and produced by Isadore Goldsmith.

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By Caftan Woman on Sep 13, 2016 From Caftan Woman

Today's post is a proud contribution to Terence Towles Canote's Margaret Lockwood Centennial Blogathon. Click unto A Shroud of Thoughts for the tributes to this most worthy star. A.J. Cronin (TVs Dr. Finlay's Casebook) was a Scottish physician and novelist whose popular novels did more than enter... Read full article

The Stars Look Down (1940)

By Beatrice on Apr 14, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Stars Look Down? Directed by Carol Reed Written by J.B. Williams, A.J. Cronin, and A. Coppel from the book by A. J. Cronin 1940/UK Grand National Pictures/Grafton Films First viewing/YouTube Richard Barras: You don’t think I’d take a chance in floodin’ me own mine, do you, Fenw... Read full article

The Margaret Lockwood Blogathon: The Stars Look Down (1940)

By Brandie on Sep 15, 2011 From True Classics

By 1940, Margaret Lockwood had become one of the most popular British actresses in film, having made a splash two years prior in The Lady Vanishes for director Alfred Hitchcock. She had tried to follow in the footsteps of fellow India-born Brit Vivien Leigh by moving to Hollywood, with the intent of... Read full article

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[first lines]
Richard Barras: Well, Fenwick, will the men work tomorrow?
Robert Fenwick: Not if its to be in Scupper Flats, Mr. Barras.
[indicating a well-dressed union official]
Richard Barras: Even against your union?
Robert Fenwick: The union isn't being asked to work in Scupper Flats. On the other side of that coal seam is a million tons of flood water ready to rush right down on top of us.
Richard Barras: You don't think I'd take a chance in floodin' me own mine, do you, Fenwick?
Robert Fenwick: Well, show us the plans of them old workings, then!

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Michael Redgrave was normally very disdainful of films, preferring the stage. However, as a committed socialist, he was particularly proud of his involvement in The Stars Look Down.
Carol Reed disowned the film, calling it "a gloomy little piece". He expected it to be a box office disaster and was highly surprised when wartime audiences warmed enthusiastically to it.
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