Catherine Cookson's The Wingless Bird Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Catherine Cookson's The Wingless Bird the Movie

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Agnes Conway (Skinner) is the strong-minded daughter of a Newcastle shop-owner in class-conscious England in December, 1913. Managing her unhappy father's store, Claire waits on two members of the wealthy Farrier family and is soon drawn into their lives when the younger Farrier son, Charles (Atterton), falls in love with her, despite their class differences. But the Conway's have their own class problems--Agnes' younger sister Jessie becomes pregnant by a lower-class lad and her father's fury is murderous. Still as Agnes' love for Charlie grows, she must also deal with the outbreak of WWI, which will bring changes for all concerned.


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Available on VHS
Running time 156 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Brothers & Sisters, World War I, Otherwise Engaged, Pregnant Pauses, Books to Film: Catherine Cookson, Physical Problems, Family Drama
Alan Seymour
Claire Skinner, Edward Atterton, Julian Wadham, Frank Grimes, Moira Redmond, Elspet Gray, Dinsdale Landen, Anne Reid
David Wheatley
Colin Towns
Tyne Tees Ent.

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