February 26, 2017


Hindle Wakes – 1931 | 70 mins | Romance | B&W

Plot Synopsis

Hindle Wakes

Third of four versions of Stanley Houghtonís enduring tale of life in a small Lancashire mill town. Chiefly concerning the independently minded Fanny Hawthorne (Belle Chrystal), who has a brief fling with the son (John Stuart) of her fatherís employer during a romantic weekend. But when he proposes, she refuses to marry him.

Production Team

Victor Saville: Director
Mutz Greenbaum: Cinematography
RE Dearing: Film Editing
WL Trytel: Original music
Michael Balcon: Producer
Andrew Mazzei: Production Design
Angus MacPhail Adaptation by Victor Saville: Script
LA Jolly: Sound Department


Belle Chrystal: Fanny Hawthorne
Sybil Thorndike: Mrs Hawthorne
Edmund Gwenn: Chris Hawthorne
Norman McKinnel: Nat Jeffcoate
John Stuart: Alan Jeffcoate
AG Poulton: Sir Timothy

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