MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,703 this week

Women of Dolwyn (1949)
"The Last Days of Dolwyn" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  13 April 1949 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 101 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 6 critic

A peaceful North Wales village is about to disappear once and for all under the waters of a dam that is about to be built by a powerful water company commanded by a city businessman, at one... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 215 titles
created 23 Mar 2014
 
a list of 429 titles
created 25 Mar 2014
 
a list of 1638 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Women of Dolwyn" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Women of Dolwyn (1949)

Women of Dolwyn (1949) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Women of Dolwyn.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the ... See full summary »

Director: Derek N. Twist
Stars: Roger Livesey, Honor Blackman, Richard Burton
Ice Palace (1960)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At the end of World War I, Zeb Kennedy, a canner, and Thor Storm, a fishing boat captain, set up a fish cannery in Alaska and through the years find themselves on opposite sides of Alaska's... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Richard Burton, Robert Ryan, Martha Hyer
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A handsome and successful young doctor returns to his home town in New England to see his dying friend for one last time. However, his friend wants to die because he is suffering so much ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Richard Burton, Barbara Rush, Jack Carson
Odd Man Out (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément
Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély
Hamlet (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and 3 more credits »
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
The Third Man (1949)
Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara, John Derek
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.

Director: Frank Launder
Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Merri
Emlyn Williams ...
Rob
...
Gareth
Anthony James ...
Defydd
Alan Aynesworth ...
Lord Lancashire (as Allan Aynesworth)
Barbara Couper ...
Lady Dolwyn
Andrea Lea ...
Margaret
...
The Minister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maurice Browning ...
Huw
Rita Crailey ...
Hen Ann
Eileen Dale ...
Mrs. Ellis
David Davies ...
Septimus
Frank Dunlop ...
Ephrain
Kenneth Evans ...
Jabbez
Patricia Glyn ...
Dorcas (as Pat Glyn)
Edit

Storyline

A peaceful North Wales village is about to disappear once and for all under the waters of a dam that is about to be built by a powerful water company commanded by a city businessman, at one time a local resident of the place. It's time for the simple villagers to take action and try to save the only place they know and love. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

13 April 1949 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Women of Dolwyn  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frederick Lloyd was to play Lord Lancashire but was replaced by Alan Aynesworth. See more »

Soundtracks

Hanky Panky (Polka)
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Coote Jr.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
hidden gem
8 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a film that is hard to find, but when yo find it, it's worth it. It moves briskly for a drama, and has lots of charm.

It is the story of big business against the little people, in this case the little people being a Welsh village.

But the big business isn't portrayed so one dimensionally, either. In fact, only one heartless man is responsible for the turmoil caused, and indeed the British lord in charge is much more sensible and human. However, the heartless man is in the role of agent, and once lived in the village before being discovered as a thief.

Two elements that magnetize a viewer to this piece are Irony and Atmosphere. This film is high on both, and I love Irony and Atmosphere.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Women of Dolwyn (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?