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Esther goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William, who then takes off with his employer's daughter. Left alone to bring up the child, Esther manages and after 7 years has a chance at happiness. Then William turns up again... Written by
Gillian Richards <email@example.com>
Whilst Gainsborough was turning out racy melodramas Rank was producing dull turgid costume films such as this.It seems to be a compendium of the worst parts of contemporary films.the only originality is in the horse racing scenes.However if like me you have absolutely no interest in horse racing then these scenes become an utter bore.All they manage to do is to extend this film to at least 30 minutes over its natural length.This film was made at the time of the Hollywood boycott of the UK due to the high ad valorem duty the Chancellor imposed on imported films.Rank decided to take up the slack.The problem was that the Chancellor and the US film industry reached a compromise and films such as this were left floundering in the wake of the flood of Hollywood films back into this country.Whilst the acting is quite good it does not in itself compensate for sitting through this yawn inducing bore.
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