James Mason stars in this family drama set in Bolton in the late 1960s. Love and humour prevail as strict working class father Rafe Crompton (Mason) and his wife Daisy (Diana Coupland) struggle to cope with the ups and downs of bringing up their four children - Hilda (Susan George), Harold (Rodney Bewes), Florence (Hannah Gordon) and Wilfred (Len Jones) - against the backdrop of a rapidly changing society.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A Lancashire lass refuses to eat the meal her mother has prepared for her. Her thick-eared father (James Mason) insists that she ingest every bite. This seemingly minor incident snowballs into big trouble for everyone concerned. Hard to believe, but this was based on a very popular stage play by Bill Naughton. The comic edge is blunted by the film's use of real Bolton locations, which tend to make the exaggerated passions and gesticulations of Mason and his family seem more pathetic than humorous. ...Spring and Port Wine ( Spring & Port Wine )