The Heart Within
The Heart Within is a 1957 British drama film directed by David Eady and starring James Hayter, Clifford Evans and David Hemmings. Its plot involves a Jamaican dockside worker who goes on the run in London suspected of the murder of another Jamaican.
|The Heart Within|
Original British quad poster
|Directed by||David Eady|
|Produced by||Jon Penington|
|Screenplay by||Geoffrey Orme|
|Story by||John Baxter|
|Music by||Vivian Comma|
|Edited by||Peter Pitt|
Penington Eady Productions
|Distributed by||J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)|
- James Hayter - Grandfather Willard
- Clifford Evans - Matthew Johnson
- David Hemmings - Danny Willard
- Earl Cameron - Victor Conway
- Dan Jackson - Joe Martell
- Jack Stewart - Inspector Matheson
- Betty Cooper - Miss Trevor
- Gloria Ann Simpson - Violet
- Frank Singuineau - Bobo
- Pauline Henriques - Ella
- Janice Hughes - Dilli
- Denton De Gray - Gow
- Wally Thomas - Sergeant
- Glynn Edwards - 1st Constable
- Ivor Salter - 2nd Constable
- Frank Pettitt - 3rd Constable
- 'The Kings of the Caribbean' steel band - Musicians
The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote "With some good camerawork, a London docks setting, and cautious but not unenterprising use of its West Indian characters, this film has a more convincing air than most thrillers of its type. Unfortunately, the effect is somewhat handicapped by an over-melodramatic and stereotyped climax and by some indifferent playing. Earl Cameron and David Hemmings play agreeably, though, as the West Indian and the cockney boy who befriends him. Background music is effectively provided by a West Indian steel band." TV Guide wrote "Well-acted presentation of a man accused of murder because of the color of his skin...Intriguing effort given power mainly through the handling of the theme of prejudice."
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | The HEART WITHIN (1957)". 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009.
- "The Heart Within (1957) - David Eady | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" – via www.allmovie.com.
- "Watch The Heart Within". BFI Player.
- "Monthly Film Bulletin review". www.screenonline.org.uk.
- "The Heart Within | TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
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