The Brave Don't Cry
The Brave Don't Cry is a 1952 British drama film directed by Philip Leacock and starring John Gregson, Meg Buchanan and John Rae. The film depicts the events of September 1950 at the Knockshinnoch Castle colliery in Scotland, where 129 men were trapped by a landslide (see Knockshinnoch Disaster September 1950). It was shot at Southall Studios and was also known by the alternative title Knockshinnoch Story. The filmmakers used actors from the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre.
- John Gregson ... John Cameron
- Meg Buchanan ... Margaret Wishart
- John Rae ... Donald Sloan
- Fulton Mackay ... Dan Wishart
- Andrew Keir ... Charlie Ross
- Wendy Noel ... Jean Knox
- Russell Waters ... Hughie Aitken
- Jameson Clark ... Doctor Andrew Kerr
- Eric Woodburn ... Rab Elliott
- Archie Duncan ... Walter Hardie
- Jack Stewart ... Willie Duncan
- Anne Butchart ... Biddy Ross
- Mac Picton ... Jim Knox
- Jean Anderson ... Mrs. Sloan
- John Singer ... Tam Stewart
- "The Brave Don't Cry (1952) - BFI". BFI. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
- Harper & Porter p.187
- Harper, Sue & Porter, Vincent. British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press, 2007.
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