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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Mr. Wakem
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Stephen Guest
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Mrs. Tulliver
Victoria Hopper ...
Sam Livesey ...
Mr. Tulliver
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Mrs. Glegg (as Marita Hunt)
F.H. Roberts ...
Mr. Glegg
William Devlin ...
Bob Jakin
Pauline de Chalus ...
Young Maggie
Eldon Gorst ...
Philip Frost ...
Anna Murrell ...
Young Lucy
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Mr. Tulliver owns a mill on the Floss River in Lincolnshire. He has two children, hot-headed and arrogant Tom and kind-hearted Maggie. Maggie has a friendly relationship with the lame Philip Wakem, a good lad who is deeply fond of Maggie. But Tom cares little for Philip, the result of a long-running feud between Tom's father and Philip's, a wealthy man to whom Mr. Tulliver is in debt. As the children grow to adulthood, the bad blood between Tulliver and Wakem comes to a boil, with tragic results. Tom, now a responsible but still hot-tempered young man, tries to restore the family's lost fortunes, but also tries to stop what he perceives to be a growing romance between Maggie and Philip. But when Stephen Guest, the fiancè of Tom's and Maggie's cousin Lucy, enters the picture, a chaotic clash of romance, family pride, and deception leads to disaster. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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14 November 1939 (USA)  »

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El gran vendaval  »

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(RCA Photophone High Fidelity)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television broadcast in USA 3 February 1940 on New York City's pioneer, still experimental, television station W2XBS. As WWII drew to a close, television viewers got another look at it Monday 4 June 1945 on KNBH (Channel 4) and it finally arrived in Los Angeles airwaves Sunday 30 October 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

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Mr. Glegg: When land is gone and money spent, then learning is most excellent
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Version of The Mill on the Floss (1978) See more »

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Dull Film
2 February 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I am somewhat surprised that 2 out of the 6 reviews of this film were by people who hadn't even seen the film.I would count them as extremely lucky as this is a really dull affair,which at times doesn't even make sense.At the beginning the source of the feud is discussed and the law action started.Mason et al are all young children.We then go forward a few years ,it seems like 20 when Mson et all are adults and it appears that the law case over the mill has just been resolved.Well the wheels of justice may grind exceedingly slow but not that slow.One can only think that the producers were trying to replicate the success of David Copperfield,well it has to be said that they failed miserably.It is an effort to try and keep working out what is going on.At least Mason and Fitzgerald would go on to better things.


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