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Kind-hearted dock worker John O'Brien (Teale) is the quiet one in a boozing, brawling Irish family living in near poverty in late-Victorian England. He meets well-bred schoolteacher Mary Llewellyn (Holman) and the two fall in love but bigotry, scandal, and tragedy challenge their chances at happiness. Based on a novel by Catherine Cookson.

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Available on Running time 108 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Brothers & Sisters, Period Piece: 19th Century, Tragedy, Great Britain, Books to Film: Catherine Cookson, Family Drama
Screenplay
Rob Bettinson
Cast
Owen Teale, Clare Holman, Sean Bean, Billie Whitelaw, Ian Bannen, Jane Horrocks, Anny Tobin, Leslie Schofield
Director
David Wheatley
Producer
Ray Marshall, Geraint Davies, Yorkshire Television

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Catherine Cookson's The Fifteen Streets
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Khawar Haider

I have loved the story as well as the production. I could see it again and again. The atmosphere was so charged esp over the drowning incident when it was least expected. The sadness hit me. I liked the character of John O'Brien who loved his family and felt so responsible for it and when Mary who comes from a better home wants to marry him his family comes first. He is no gold digger, in fact he wants to be the provider as men were in those days. But Mary knows they both love each other and less money would be no problem for them.And she is a teacher and she is proud of it. Dominic in contrast has no character and is mean to John. The best scene I remember is the sound of John's boots on the cobbled road which don't exist anymore. It is a true piece of social history and we see so many changes in the lives of the people in England.