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    Many of the films of John Baxter.For example Say It With Flowe5rs or Music Hall.His films were never patronising as so many big budget films were.

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    name='theuofc']You're right, Captain. I forgot about the servant. I was focused on finding a film for Bosie that had a rose-tinted view as opposed to some of the films suggested which give a harder, b/w realist view.



    Barbara




    I never noticed the rose tinted aspect, so on those lines....



    I'm All Right Jack.

    S.W.A.L.K., aka Melody

    Hue and Cry.



    The last two being from kids POV.



    Gritty again:The Angry Silence.

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    A Kid For Two Farthings



    It's got the lot - Gritty realism - East End folk - Little scamps with public school accents - Wrestlers.




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    Time Gentlemen Please Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952) a very bucholic view of english village working class (or none working class), Optimists of Nine Elms The Optimists (1973) and To Sir With Love To Sir, with Love (1967)

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    name='Tony Pendrey']A Kid For Two Farthings



    It's got the lot - Gritty realism - East End folk - Little scamps with public school accents - Wrestlers.



    The kid in that film has the most grating accent i ever heard.Imagine an East Ender talking like that.

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    He certainly doesn't talk like one. Celia's accent is quite convincing mind you.



    How about the Huggett films? They're working class, and always coming up against adversity

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    This is all great stuff. Looking forward to hunting some of these down. Thanks again everyone!

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    'Woman in a dressing gown', a housewife spends her days in her council flat trying to be a good wife and mother but dosen't quite manage it, despairing husband has an affair.......an excellent 1950's (south london set) socio-drama I'd strongly recommend.



    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051204/

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    Up The Junction (1967) is my all time favourite film so I would definitely recommend this film



    Aside from the many great films with working class overtones already mentioned in this thread, I would like to add the following:-



    The L Shaped Room

    A Place To Go

    The Angry Silence

    The Leather Boys

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    How about more modern working class depiction in British film? Stuff like Bullet Boy, Fish Tank ... Any other's I should see ?

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    name='Bosie']How about more modern working class depiction in British film? Stuff like Bullet Boy, Fish Tank ... Any other's I should see ?


    Bush Boy Fish Tank never heard of them any info would be appreciated Bosi

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    I don't know if anyone has mentioned two key early films:



    The Stars Look Down (1939)



    Love On The Dole (1941)

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    If your'e after a great East-end movie try A Kid for Two Farthings. A real one-off Brit movie, with an off-beat story, showing why Diana Dors was called the English Marilyn Monroe. Could be just what you're looking for. Dave.

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