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South Riding

Directed by Victor Saville
United Kingdom, 1938
Drama, Romance


Based on Winifred Holtby’s novel, it chronicles Sarah Barton’s appointment as headmistress of her hometown’s school, after years of teaching in London. Sarah learns that local council is ‘the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance’.

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South Riding Directed by Victor Saville

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