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
25 Views


- You kidded us about those plans.

- I kidded nobody.

There are plans of those old workings.

I saw them in Barras's office.

Nobody's getting me there. I'm not

going to drown myself to keep Barras fat.

- Get off with you!

- I'll pay you back for this!

You won't work

then you come after charity!

If my missus pegs out,

I'll slit your throat!

I'll put the police onto you!

You talk of the police as if you own them!

- What is it, Will?

- My missus has got pneumonia.

- Doctor says she's to have beef tea.

- Why shouldn't she?

Right. Ramage's have got tons of beef.

Just a bit of bone, I says, and I'll pay you

the minute the strike's over.

- What did he say?

- Chased me out with his cleaver.

- There's not a woman he's not insulted.

- And he's got booze. Dad?

We'll tell him what we think of him

and get that beef for Will's wife.

Come on, lads!

Help yourselves.

- Hurry or there won't be a thing left...

- Where's the booze?

How much do you want?

Stop it, you fools!

This is the worst thing you can do.

- Stop it!

- My missus is starving!

Put that back!

You must be daft. Leave that be!

The sergeant!

- Fenwick!

- There's another one in there.

- # The heart that never rejoices... #

- How are you going?

He started it, and his woman's been

a nuisance. I saw him egging them on.

- I never did nothing.

- I bet he didn't either.

- Leave him alone.

- Come along with me.

- You saw it all?

- I did.

- You'd better come along.

- Drinking like that.

# Down the mine, the beautiful mine... #

I saw a pale horse. His name was Death

and Hell followed with him.

Another horse was red and power was

given to him to take peace from the earth.

Another horse that was red and power was

given to him to take peace from the earth.

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