This late British silent was adapted from Hindle Wakes, a play by Stanley Houghton. Somewhat reminiscent of "Hindle Wakes," the story concerns a pretty millworker named Fanny (Estelle Brody), who works alongside her dad (Humberstone Wright) in the mill owned by Nate Jeffcote (Herman McKinnel). Falling in love with Jeffcote's son Alle ($John Stuart), Fanny agrees to spend the weekend with the boy at a resort hotel, but not before establishing an alibi with her best friend -- who, alas, drowns before she can confirm Fanny's story. Jeffcote finds out about the affair and demands that Alle marry Fanny; but she has her ride and refuses to become Alle's wife, even though there is a baby on the way. The location-filmed scenes at the mill and at a British vacation resort have a marvelous documentary "feel," and are easily the best portions of the film. Hindle Wakes was committed to celluloid several times, most recently in 1953.
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