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The Mill on the Floss (1937)

 -  Drama  -  14 November 1939 (USA)
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Romeo and Juliet in 1930s England. The owner of the mill and the local lord are in conflict over water rights. The lord wins threatening the mill owner with financial ruin.

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Frank Lawton ...
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Lucy Deane
Fay Compton ...
Mrs. Tulliver
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Griffith Jones ...
Stephen Guest
Mary Clare ...
Mrs. Moss
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Athene Seyler ...
Mrs. Pullet
Sam Livesey ...
Mr. Tulliver
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Deane
Felix Aylmer ...
Mr. Wakem
Eliot Makeham ...
Mr. Pullet
William Devlin ...
Bob Jakin
Ivor Barnard ...
Mr. Moss
David Horne ...
Mr. Deane
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Romeo and Juliet in 1930s England. The owner of the mill and the local lord are in conflict over water rights. The lord wins threatening the mill owner with financial ruin.

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Not that Bad...!
18 July 2006 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

I can not go into a dissertation about the movie vs the novel. I can not write a comparative study of the The Mill on the Floss with other novels by George Eliot or her contemporaries. I do appreciate the other commenter's' reviews. However, I would like to correct a few factual errors. As a child, Tom Tulliver bullies his friend "Bob" (not Phillip) into giving him the shilling. Phillip, son of the elder Tulliver's nemesis, observes this act and chides Tom for his behavior in front of Tom's sister, Maggie. (PS - the wealthy family is not the Tullivers. Phillip and his father are wealthy and Tullivers are the working class.) As an adult, Bob and Tom become friends and business partners as Tom is not a bad person, but he certainly is a pigheaded one. However, Tom can not forgive Phillip and his father for the wrongs the old man brought onto the Tullivers and therein lies the basic conflict in the plot. All in all, I didn't think the movie was all that bad and the pace of the plot as well as the acting held my interest from beginning to end. If you are a James Mason fan, you will probably like it better than some of his other movies from that period.

This was Mason's first "serious" movie, and he was very good in it. And yes indeed it would have been glorious to see him have a turn at Heathcliff at that point in his career. Later, he should have had a crack at Mr. Rochester. Too bad...our loss.


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