The Stars Look Down

The Stars Look Down (1940)

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.

Writing:
  • A.J. Cronin
  • J.B. Williams
Directing:
  • Carol Reed
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  • Release Date: 1940-01-22
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 110

Lionel Barrymore

Narrator (U.S. release only) (voice)

Michael Redgrave

Davey Fenwick

Margaret Lockwood

Jenny Sunley

Emlyn Williams

Joe Gowlan

Nancy Price

Martha Fenwick - Davey's mother

Allan Jeayes

Richard Barras - the mine owner

Edward Rigby

Robert Fenwick - Davey's father

Desmond Tester

Hughie Fenwick - Davey's brother

Cecil Parker

Stanley Millington

Linden Travers

Mrs. Laura Millington

Milton Rosmer

Harry Nugent, MP

George Carney

Slogger Gowlan

Olga Lindo

Mrs. Sunley

Clive Baxter

Pat Reedy

Frederick Burtwell

Union Official

David Horne

Mr. Wilkins

Ben Williams

Harry Brace

Howard Douglas

Miner at Rescue

Bryan Herbert

Man Outside Football Ground

Roddy Hughes

Union Committee Member
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