The Stars Look Down

1940

The Stars Look Down (1940)

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This film is set in a northern England mining town. The parents of Michael Redgrave have labored long and hard so that their son can make something of himself. While away at school, Redgrave is trapped into marriage by Margaret Lockwood, previously the lady friend of ill-tempered Emlyn Williams.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Some two decades before the Kitchen Sink cinema of the British New Wave, Carol Reed made this serious, committed film about life in a northern mining community.

Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…
Time Out
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There are some gaps where treatment is not on par with dramatic situation.

Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…
Variety
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In The Stars Look Down Mr. Reed has made a film to be remembered in this or any other season.

May 21, 2003 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The scenario writer has wisely concentrated on a well-knit and straightforward plot. The result is thoroughly holding entertainment.

Feb 12, 2018 | Full Review…

At once topical and enduring, this powerful drama influenced by the social realism of the British documentary greatly enhanced the growing reputation of Reed, then a young director.

Feb 25, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The classic b/w film is rich in detail and atmosphere of mining life.

Mar 1, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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