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Heart of a Coster

Follow the sibling rivalries of two cockney costermongers in this only surviving reel of a dynamic drama.

Drama 1915 12 mins Silent


This dynamic drama charts the tensions between cockney street-hawking brothers Seth and Joe, rival suitors for the heart of Sal. The film is well-scripted, with strong character development, excellent continuity and good use of London locations. Alas, only the first (badly damaged) reel survives, ending the action, prematurely, on a dramatic high.

The presence of actress Blanche Forsythe as Sal suggests that the credited Company AAA may have been a sub-brand of the Ealing-hased Barker studio.