Encouraged by his mother, Jess, Tommy opts to earn money the easy way by working for Wilkie, a local racketeer who preys on the families of Kennedy Street; Jess also tries to force daughter Hetty to marry Wilkie. Unable to bear her squalid existence any longer, Hetty tries to leave home…
Sylvia Syms and Herbert Lom star in this hard-hitting drama set in the slums of pre-war London. Directed by Oscar nominee J. Lee-Thompson and adapted by Dixon of Dock Green creator Ted Willis from his own play, No Trees in the Street earned BAFTA nominations for Best British Actress for Syms and Best British Screenplay for Willis. It is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.