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Country: UK

Genre: Historical Drama



The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs seen through the eyes of a travelling lanternist. In 1834, a group of Dorset men are arrested and transported to Australia for trying to improve their conditions by forming a labour union.


  • Written and directed by Bill Douglas
Picture for Comrades


  • Robin Soans
    (George Loveless)
  • William Gaminara
    (James Loveless)
  • Stephen Bateman
    (Old Tom Standfield)
  • Philip Davis
    (Young John Stanfield)
  • Jeremy Flynn
    (James Brine)
  • Keith Allen
    (James Hammett)
  • Arthur Dignam
  • James Fox
    (William Norfolk)
  • Michael Hordern
    (Mr. Pitt)
  • Vanessa Redgrave
    (Mrs. Violet Carlyle)
  • Robert Stephens
    (James Frampton)
  • Murray Melvin
    (Frampton's Clerk)
  • Symon Parsonage
  • Alex Norton

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Douglas had a heck of a time getting funding for this film. It's admittedly a little light on the boy actor factor, but like Winstanley it's a splendid flawed British social epic, and it draws on Douglas's fascination with pre-cinema. Also see Douglas's student short Come Dancing.

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