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17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »

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Griffith Jones ...
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Felix Aylmer ...
Enid Stamp-Taylor ...
Lady Henrietta Kingsclere (as Enid Stamp Taylor)
Jean Kent ...
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17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to the roads as a highwayman! The thrill of these ventures proves addictive...especially when she meets a male highwayman who becomes her lover. Together, the two desperados lead a gay secret life, pursued by the local magistrate Sir Ralph Skelton...Barbara's husband! To what further crimes will the wicked Lady Skelton descend? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Le masque aux yeux verts  »

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Both Margaret Lockwood and Patricia Roc were brought back to Gainsborough to reshoot some of their scenes with less revealing décolleté versions of their revealing wardrobe. Despite this, "The Wicked Lady" was the very first British film to be cut by Hollywood censors due to leading lady Margaret Lockwood's still remaining revealing cleavage. See more »

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The newspaper that first reports Barbara's and Jerry's exploits is dated Thursday, November 10th 1683. The 10th was a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Worth: Do you always take women by the throat?
Capt. Jerry Jackson: No, I just take 'em.
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The Barley Mow
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Arranged by Hans May
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A wicked treat
18 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Wicked Lady is a sumptuous tale of excitement, passion, danger and deceit. Margaret Lockwood plays Barbara Skelton, who engages in treachery almost from the outset by stealing her best friend's man. It becomes clear that she is a ruthless character who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even engaging in highway robbery to enliven her dull existence. Soon she meets a notorious highwayman, Jerry Jackson, and sparks soon begin to fly between the two outlaws! In order to preserve her secret lifestyle, all manner of wickedness ensues. Margaret Lockwood is fantastic as the selfish, devious protagonist and James Mason smolders as the dashing highwayman. This is a wicked treat not to be missed!


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