A rousing drama about a strong-minded young woman who challenges Edwardian society’s sexual double-standards.
Two Lancashire factory girls take their ‘wakes week’ break from work with an exciting trip to Blackpool where one of them, Fanny, enjoys a casual dalliance with the mill-owner’s son. Rocked by the so-called scandal the wealthy family is persuaded that the couple must marry, but Fanny has different ideas...! Aside from its revolutionary message the film is remarkable for its performances and exhilarating location shooting, most notably in the Lancashire textile factories and amongst the swirling crowds of Blackpool’s funfair and Tower Ballroom.
Celebrated and award-winning silent film accompanist and composer Stephen Horne performs for this sensational conclusion to HippFest 2019.
Dir. Maurice Elvey | UK | 1927 | cert U | English intertitles | 1h 57m (+ short accompanied by Mike Nolan)
With: Estelle Brody, John Stuart, Norman McKinnel
Performing live: Stephen Horne
Screening courtesy Park Circus
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