My Childhood

My Childhood (1972)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1972-06-05
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 41 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BFI
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Bill Douglas
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The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is reflected most closely at this time of his life as an eight-year-old living on the breadline with his half-brother and sick grandmother in a poor mining village.

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  • Stephen Archibald

    as Jamie
  • Hughie Restorick

    as Tommy
  • Jean Taylor Smith

    as Grandmother
  • Karl Fieseler

    as Helmuth
  • Bernard McKenna

    as Tommy's father
  • Paul Kermack

    as Jamie's father
  • Helena Gloag

    as Father's mother
  • Ann Smith

    as Jamie's mother
  • Eileen McCallum

    as Nurse
  • Helen Rae

    as Bus conductress
  • James Eccles

    as Man singing
Directing Bill Douglas Director
Writing Bill Douglas Writer
Production Geoffrey Evans Producer
Crew Mick Campbell Cinematography
Editing Brand Thumim Editor