High drama, set in the English moorland of the 1600's. John Ridd wants revenge on the criminal Doone family, but falls in love with the daughter of the family, Lorna.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bank Holiday (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A 1930s British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the sea-side. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An elderly couple move into an old, supposedly haunted abandoned house. A young girl comes to live with the pair as a companion for the wife. However, soon the girl is possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Barbara Mullen
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young man runs away to sea but finds more adventures than he was expecting.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Hughie Green, Margaret Lockwood, Harry Tate
Lorna Doone (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Grieve
Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Andrew Ferguson, Sean Bean
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Roy Emerton ...
Mary Clare ...
Edward Rigby ...
...
George Curzon ...
D.A. Clarke-Smith ...
Lawrence Hanray ...
Parson Bowden (as Laurence Hanray)
Amy Veness ...
...
Wyndham Goldie ...
Chief Judge Jeffries (London)
Frank Cellier ...
Herbert Lomas ...
Edit

Storyline

High drama, set in the English moorland of the 1600's. John Ridd wants revenge on the criminal Doone family, but falls in love with the daughter of the family, Lorna. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 1935 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El Valle de los sin ley  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Margaret Lockwood. NOTE: She replaced Dorothy Hyson. See more »

Connections

Version of Lorna Doone (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Harvest Hymn
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Old-Fashioned Drama, Romance, & Adventure
24 May 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This version of "Lorna Doone" is a good and straightforward adaptation of R.D. Blackmore's classic novel. It is an old-fashioned story of drama, romance, and adventure, set in a wild English countryside in the 1600's.

The Doones are a notorious gang of outlaws, who have long been terrorizing the area with no fear of the law. Lorna is a young girl who has been brought up by these villains, and who falls in love with honest, brave John Ridd, whose own father had been killed by the Doones. Many complications ensue as John tries to win Lorna over the opposition of Carver Doone, the most dangerous of the wicked clan, and as Lorna's own past threatens her relationship with John. There is both romance and action as everything unfolds.

The cast, mostly English character actors, is unspectacular but good. (And watch for Margaret Lockwood in one of her earliest appearances, in a smaller role as Annie Ridd.) The period touches are convincing, although they do make for a very quaint feel. The scenery nicely brings out the Devonshire setting, and adds to the action.

This is a movie that anyone who likes these old-fashioned stories should enjoy.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?