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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 ...
Victoria Hopper ...
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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In defense of Eliot
3 September 2006 | by (Columbia, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Haven't seen the movie, but having just finished the book I had to post in defense of Eliot and "Floss". The novel is not Eliot's best, but it should go without saying that bad Eliot is way better than most 'literary' fiction you find today. The structure of the book is not very good, and the last half of the novel becomes about the love triangle between Maggie, Phillip, and Stephen -- Tom gets lost in the shuffle a bit, until the very end. I can see James Mason in any of the male leads -- but probably he would have rocked as Phillip, the hunch-backed, somewhat effeminate soul mate for Maggie. Tom is a bit of stick of the mud in the book and frankly not that interesting a character. The book is all about Maggie though -- her internal conflict, between her duty to Tom and family, and her instinctive desire for personal happiness and fulfillment, make the book. I can't wait to see how this film handles her!


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