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The Master of Bankdam (1947)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 September 1947 (UK)
Two brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th century Yorkshire.


Walter Forde


Thomas Armstrong (novel), Edward Dryhurst (screen play) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ... Anne Pickersgill
Dennis Price ... Joshua Crowther
Tom Walls ... Simeon Crowther Sr.
Stephen Murray ... Zebediah Crowther
Linden Travers ... Clara Baker
Jimmy Hanley ... Simeon Crowther Jr.
Nancy Price ... Lydia Crowther
David Tomlinson ... Lancelot Handel Crowther
Patrick Holt ... Lemuel Pickersgill
Herbert Lomas Herbert Lomas ... Tom France
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Ben Pickersgill
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Pickersgill
Raymond Rollett Raymond Rollett ... Handel Baker
April Stride April Stride ... Sophie Teresa Crowther
Avis Scott Avis Scott ... Mary Crowther (as Avis Scutt)


Two brothers struggle for control of the family business in 19th century Yorkshire.

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Release Date:

29 September 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Herr von Bankdam See more »

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Production Co:

Holbein Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trouble at t'mill
30 October 2005 | by The-Other-MonkeySee all my reviews

The life and times of a Yorkshire mill owner and his family.

Tom Walls plays Simeon Crowther who owns Bankdam Mill.

His two sons, Joshua, played by Dennis Price, and Zebediah, played by Stephen Murray, clash over the running of the mill. Zebediah's reckless attitude causes the death of his brother in an accident at the mill. Joshua's son, played by Jimmy Hanley, sets out to prove his father was killed by his Uncle Zebediah.

As you would expect, he triumphs and gets to run the mill his way.

A potboiler of a story with a lot of mutton chop whiskers and thee and thy dialogue. Likable all the same. Look out for a young Nicholas Parsons in a minor role.

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