No Trees in the Street (1959)

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The Martin family lives in a damp flat in a slum area and struggle to make ends meet. Wilkie, the local spiv is in love with the daughter, Hetty, and he gives her younger brother Tommy a job to try and win her over. Tommy gets in trouble with Wilkie and goes on the run, armed with a gun; Hetty gives in to Wilkie and they become a couple but when he sees her talking to the local policeman he turns against her. Tommy shoots an old woman and comes home where Hetty and Wilkie try and persuade him to give himself up but he is accidentally killed with his own gun. Hetty is seen years later, married to the policeman, and the slum has been demolished to make way for high rise flats.

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