Hearts of Humanity
|Hearts of Humanity|
|Directed by||John Baxter|
|Produced by||John Baxter|
Herbert Ayres |
Bransby Williams |
|Music by||Kennedy Russell|
|Edited by||Sidney Stone|
United Kingdom Films
Hearts of Humanity is a 1936 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Bransby Williams, Wilfred Walter and Cathleen Nesbitt. The film was made at Shepperton Studios. The film's art direction was by John Bryan. Like many of Baxter's films of the era it is set amongst the underprivileged.
Following a whispering campaign against him, a Church of England priest leaves his parish and disappears in London. Struck by remorse, one of his accusers gets his son to try and find him and make amends. Despite being from a wealthy background the young man spends time amongst the down-and-outs of city until he finds the heavily-disguised Reverend leading the poor in resistance against exploitation by a socially well-connected criminal gang.
- Bransby Williams as Mike Timmins
- Wilfred Walter as Reverend John Maitland
- Cathleen Nesbitt as Mrs. Bamford
- Pamela Randall as Ann Bamford
- Eric Portman as Jack Clinton
- Hay Petrie as Alf Hooper
- J. Fisher White as Dad
- Fred Duprez as Manager
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.