Silver Darlings is a 1947 British film about Scottish fishermen, based on a 1941 novel by Neil M. Gunn.
|Directed by||Clarence Elder|
|Written by||Clarence Elder|
|Based on||the novel by Neil M Gunn|
|Music by||Clifton Parker|
|Edited by||Max Brenner|
|Box office||£104,804 (UK)|
The film is set in the early 19th century and after the highland clearances. Catrine and her family, like many other dispossessed Scots, turn their hands to Herring fishing (the so-called Silver Darlings of the title). Catrine's husband is press-ganged into the Royal Navy and dies at sea. Catrine is left widowed with a young son to raise.
- Clifford Evans as Roddy
- Helen Shingler as Catrine
- Carl Bernard as Angus
- Norman Shelley as Hendry
- Simon Lack as Don
- Norman Williams as Tormad
- Murdo Morrison as Finn (adult)
- Josephine Stewart as Una (adult)
- Hugh Griffith as Packman
- Carole Lesley as Una (Child)
- Christoper Capon as Finn (child)
- Stanley Jay as Bo'sun
- Harry Fine as Lieutenant
- Iris Vandeleur as Kirsty
- Jean Shepherd as Mrs Hendry
- Bennett O'Loghlin as Callum
- Jack Faint as Skipper Bremner
- Wilfred Caithness as first Crofter
- Michael Martin-Harvey as second Crofter
- Anne Allan as Meg
- Phema Clyne as Marie
- Peter Illing as Foreign Buyer
- Roddy Hughes as Shoemaker
- Hamilton Deane as Professor
- Kenneth Warrington as Doctor
- Phyllis Morris as Tormad's mother
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