The smart David Fenwick 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.
Original title: The Stars Look Down
Director: Carol Reed
Writer: 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; David Fenwick.
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby