Silver Darlings

Silver Darlings is a 1947 British film about Scottish fishermen, based on a 1941 novel by Neil M. Gunn.[4]

Silver Darlings
Directed byClarence Elder
Written byClarence Elder
Based onthe novel by Neil M Gunn
StarringClifford Evans
Helen Shingler
Music byClifton Parker
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Edited byMax Brenner[1]
Release date
  • 1947 (1947)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£104,804 (UK)[3]

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.

After some time, Roddy proposes to Catrine, but her son Finn, now older, is very upset about the engagement and everyone is trying to avoid conscription into the Royal Navy.[5]



  1. "The Silver Darlings (full cast and crew)". IMDb. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. "The Silver Darlings". BBFC. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p485
  4. Goble, Alan (1999). The complete index to literary sources in film. London: Bowker-Saur. p. 954. ISBN 9781857392296.
  5. Eyles, Allen. "The Silver Darlings". Rado Times. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  6. "The Silver Darlings (1947)". BFI. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.