The Man Who Cried

The Man Who Cried is the story of Abel Mason’s desperate search for love and happiness in his relationships with four women. After an affair ends in tragedy, he leaves his vicious wife, Lena, and travels north with his ten-year-old son Dick. To secure a home for the boy and employment for himself, he makes an illegal marriage with the widow of a wealthy garage owner. But this match seems as ill-fated as the last, as Abel falls helplessly in love with his new wife’s sister Florrie…

“turbulent and romantic” – Today

“lovingly recreated…brilliant” – Daily Star

“full of dignity and compassion” – Daily Mail


Ciaran Hinds, Kate Buffery, Amanda Root

Screenplay by

Stan Barstow

Directed by

Michael Whyte

Produced by

Ray Marshall

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