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

 |  Drama  |  13 April 1949 (UK)
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Merri
Emlyn Williams ...
Rob
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Gareth
Anthony James ...
Defydd
Alan Aynesworth ...
Lord Lancashire (as Allan Aynesworth)
Barbara Couper ...
Lady Dolwyn
Andrea Lea ...
Margaret
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The Minister
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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)
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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

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Richard Burton's first film. See more »

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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.


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