South Riding

South Riding (1938)

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.

Writing:
  • Donald Bull
  • Ian Dalrymple
  • Winifred Holtby
Directing:
  • Victor Saville
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  • Release Date: 1938-08-01
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 85

John Clements

Joe Astell

Edna Best

Sarah Barton

Ralph Richardson

Robert Carne

Edmund Gwenn

Alfred Huggins

Ann Todd

Madge Carne

Marie Lohr

Mrs. Beddows

Milton Rosmer

Alderman Snaith

Glynis Johns

Midge Carne

Lewis Casson

Lord Sedgmire

Felix Aylmer

Chairman of Council

Jean Cadell

Miss Dry

Skelton Knaggs

Reg. Aythorne

Arthur Hambling

Village Doctor
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