14, The (1973): David Hemmings Drama, Written by Roland Starke, Starring Jack Wild

David Hemmings, still better known as an actor (Blowup) directed The 14, a British drama, written by Roland Starke and starring Jack Wild and June Brown.

It was also released as Existence and, in the U.S, as The Wild Little Bunch.

The 14 world-premiered at the 23rd Berlin Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear.

Its fact-based plot concerns the fate of fourteen children in West London who are orphaned after the death of their single mother.

Jack Wild as Reg
June Brown as The Mother
Liz Edmiston as Sylvia
Diana Beevers as Miss Field
Cheryl Hall as Reena
Anna Wing as Mrs. Booth
John Bailey as Mr. Sanders
Alun Armstrong as Tommy
Keith Buckley as Mr. Whitehead
Tony Calvin as Father Morris
Chris Kelly as Roy (as Christian Kelly)
Frank Gentry as Terry
Peter Newby as Billy
Paul Daly as Freddy
Richard Haywood as John (as Richard Heyward)
Malcolm Tierney as Mr. Michael