The Stars Look Down

Synopsis: Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to marry her and return home as local schoolteacher before finishing his degree. Davey finds he is ill-at-ease in his role, the more so when he realises Jenny still loves her former boyfriend. When he finds that his father and the other miners are going to have to continue working on a possibly deadly coal seam he decides to act.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Carol Reed
Production: Grand National
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
Year:
1940
110 min
15 Views


for all their instruments.

Barras knows it's there.

There's plans of them workings.

- Taking a chance on it, that's all.

- Chance?

- If Father says he's seen it, he has.

- He's seen it in the bottom of a glass!

Plans or no plans, I've been sitting about here

for eight weeks and I'm fed up.

That's the way I like to hear a man talk.

Too many lads nowadays break

their necks to get away from pit.

At least I've got one son

who wants to work with his coat on.

She's right. 'Tisn't a coat I want to work in.

Not much difference

between a coat and a football jersey.

Tynecastle United are paying apprentices

five quid a week.

If he can get away from the pit, I can,

and I don't have to read no books.

- How then, Davey?

- Hello, Joe.

- You going tomorrow for examination?

- Aye.

You're lucky. One of these days

you'll see me in Tynecastle too.

- What would you do in Tynecastle?

- Not listening to college professors.

- There's money in Tynecastle, Davey.

- Money?

Tynecastle's not the spot for that.

Morning, Davey, Joe.

London's the spot. Georgie Cumming's

making 3 a week singing on the street.

That's what I'm after. 3 just for singing!

What I'm after is big money.

You'll need it to pay back all the money

you pinch out of my pockets.

- Your son's a born capitalist, Slogger.

- You bet your life I am.

You've got to have money.

Ever going to make money in the pit? No.

I want big money and I'm going places.

You go to college.

I'm going to look after myself.

You can smile, Davey, but where

will high-mindedness get you?

Wasting your time fighting for the miners?

What an ambition!

I'd sooner stay in Scupper Flats.

This whippet's running to skin and bone.

- I said so at the time.

- You gave Bob here the first cheer!

- He said so!

- Keenest of all to save your skins.

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