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Bitter Harvest (1963)

A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

Director:

Peter Graham Scott

Writers:

Patrick Hamilton (novel), Ted Willis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Munro ... Jennie
John Stride ... Bob
Alan Badel ... Karl
Anne Cunningham Anne Cunningham ... Ella
Terence Alexander ... Andy
Richard Thorp ... Rex
Barbara Ferris ... Violet
Colin Gordon ... Charles
Francis Matthews ... Mike
William Lucas ... Mr. Medwin
Daphne Anderson ... Mrs. Medwin
Mary Merrall ... Aunt Louisa
May Hallatt ... Aunt Sarah
Norman Bird ... Mr. Pitt
Vanda Godsell ... Mrs. Pitt
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A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

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I want something good to happen to me before I die! See more »

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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Bob's bedsit backs on to a main railway line, which is presumably into Paddington. However, when he returns to the house following Jennie's visit to the pub the road name Kensington Gardens Square is clearly visible. This is actually a short distance away. See more »

Connections

Remade as Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bitter Harvest Theme
Music by Laurie Johnson (uncredited)
Played by Acker Bilk (as Mr. Acker Bilk)
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The story of a girl who is determined to make it her own way
14 March 2003 | by joshea98See all my reviews

Perhaps somewhat dated by today's standards, but, nevertheless, an interesting tale about a girl from Wales who ends up in London and then begins what she perceives to be her climb up the ladder of success. Each time she meets a new person, the viewer learns a little bit more about her personality. Where will it all end?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Everything I Have See more »

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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