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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
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This film is interminable. And I usually love period pieces. The pace is extremely sluggish and only Dirk Bogarde brings some life to the proceedings. This film is perfect for insomniacs. However the racing scenes are well done and the design is quite good.
I would love to have seen Vivien Leigh in the title role. She would have added the necessary fire.
The supporting cast, especially Cyril Cusack and Fay Compton are fine.
I think better direction would have aided this film tremendously.
The story itself is quite interesting. It's the execution that's the problem.
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