No Trees in the Street (1959)





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In direct contrast to his later lush-budgeted international epics, director J. Lee Thompson turns his lenses towards the London slums in the sincere but saccharine No Trees in the Street. Based on the play by Ted Willis, the film is set in the years just before World War II, when England hadn't completely dug itself out of the worldwide depression. Melvyn Hayes is featured as an aimless teenager, who tries to escape his squalid surroundings by entering a life of crime. He falls in with local hoodlum Herbert Lom, who holds the rest of the slum citizens in the grip of fear--including Hayes' own family. No Trees in the Street chronicles Hayes' sordid progress from nickel-and-dime thefts to murder. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Sylvia Syms
as Hetty
Herbert Lom
as Wilkie
Lana Morris
as Marje
Lily Kann
as Mrs. Jacobson
Marianne Stone
as Mrs. Jokel
Campbell Singer
as Inspector
Lloyd Lamble
as Superintendent
Rita Webb
as Mrs. Brown
Fred Griffiths
as Street Orator
Victor Brooks
as Bookie's Clerk
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