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6 November 1950 (UK) See more »
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An American fan of the Archers. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Jones ... Hazel Woodus

David Farrar ... John 'Jack' Reddin

Cyril Cusack ... Edward Marston

Sybil Thorndike ... Mrs. Marston
Edward Chapman ... Mr. James

Esmond Knight ... Abel Woodus

Hugh Griffith ... Andrew Vessons

George Cole ... Cousin Albert
Beatrice Varley ... Aunt Prowde
Frances Clare ... Amelia Clomber
Raymond Rollett ... Landlord / Elder
Gerald Lawson ... Roadmender / Elder
Bartlett Mullins ... Chapel elder, dress shop owner
Arthur Reynolds ... Chapel elder
Ann Titheradge ... Miss James
Peter Dunlop ... Cornet player
Louis Phillip ... Policeman
Valentine Dunn ... Martha
Richmond Nairne ... Mathias Booker
Owen Holder ... Narrator / Brother Minister
Daniel Stephens ... Master of fox hounds
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Craig ... Huntsman
Fundover Brass Band ... Themselves
Bernard Alderson ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss M. Alderson ... Extra (uncredited)
Doreen Anson ... Extra (uncredited)
Ian Ashley ... Carriage Driver in Much Wenlock (uncredited)
Betty Bebb ... Extra (uncredited)
Bryan Bebb ... Extra (uncredited)
H. Bebb ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E. Beckett ... Extra (uncredited)
W. Beckett ... Extra (uncredited)
W. Bishop ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Bowden ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. M. Boyce ... Extra (uncredited)
Peter Boyington ... Extra (uncredited)
J.A. Bradford ... Extra (uncredited)
Judy Bradford ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Bradford ... Extra (uncredited)
Barbara Brickwell ... Extra (uncredited)
G.H. Bruckshaw ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. D. Bryan ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. I. Bullock ... Extra (uncredited)
Valerie Bullock ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. B. Burbage ... Extra (uncredited)
Bill Capizzi ... Extra (uncredited)
Diana Chadd ... Extra (uncredited)
Valerie Chadd ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
A. Childs ... Extra (uncredited)
Jean Childs ... Extra (uncredited)
Kathleen M. Childs ... Extra (uncredited)
Mary Childs ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Mrs. I. Childs ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. K. Childs ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. O. Childs ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. I.L. Chillcott ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss R. Clifford ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. G. Coffey ... Extra (uncredited)
Anne Connell ... Extra (uncredited)
Joan Cooke ... Extra (uncredited)
Anne Cookson ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Brenda Cookson ... Extra (uncredited)
Dorothy Cookson ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
James Cookson ... Extra (uncredited)
G. Corbett ... Extra (uncredited)
J.J. Corbett ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. G. Corbett ... Extra (uncredited)
Count Csaky ... Extra (uncredited)
H.L. Cunningham ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss L. Dalby ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E.I. Davidson ... Extra (uncredited)
Edgar Davies ... Extra (uncredited)
K. Davies ... Extra (uncredited)
Mary Davies ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. Noel Davies ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. O. Davies ... Extra (uncredited)
W. Edgar Davies ... Extra (uncredited)
S. Docwra ... Extra (uncredited)
John Dodd ... Extra (uncredited)
John Downes ... Extra (uncredited)
R.V. Downes ... Extra (uncredited)
W.E. Downes ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss Doris Duckett ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss Joyce Duckett ... Stand-in for Jennifer Jones (uncredited)
Mrs. Kate Edge ... Butcher's Wife in Much Wenlock (uncredited)
Valerie Edge ... Maypole Dancer / Extra in Much Wenlock (uncredited)
Joan Edwards ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E.M. Edwards ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. P.I. Edwards ... Extra (uncredited)
Ann Endley ... Extra (uncredited)
Billy Endley ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Endley ... Extra (uncredited)
John Endley ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Endley ... Extra (uncredited)
Ruth Endley ... Extra (uncredited)
G.M. Evans ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. A.N. Evans ... Extra (uncredited)
Norah Evans ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. W. Farrer ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss P. Fenn ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. A.G.T. Fenn ... Extra (uncredited)
Evelyn Firmstone ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Mrs. M. Firmstone ... Extra (uncredited)
Hon. Christine Forester ... Extra (uncredited)
Brian Francis ... Extra (uncredited)
Hazel Francis ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Mrs. Alice F. Francis ... Lady Pushing Bassinet (uncredited)
Mrs. B. Francis ... Extra (uncredited)
Sybil Francis ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Valerie Francis ... Baby in Bassinet (uncredited)
Vivian Francis ... Girl Walking Beside Bassinet (uncredited)
Tom Gainham ... Extra (uncredited)
Maureen Ganley ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. G.M. Ganley ... Extra (uncredited)
Bob Garrett ... Extra (uncredited)
John Garrett ... Extra (uncredited)
Lorraine Giles ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Giles ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E.M. Grainger ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E.V. Gregory ... Extra (uncredited)
Sheila Gregory ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Griffiths ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. I. Griffiths ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss M. Gwilliam ... Extra (uncredited)
Christine Hadden ... Extra (uncredited)
E.G. Hadden ... Rider at Racecourse (uncredited)
Gillian Hadden ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. Nora P. Hadden ... Lady at Racecourse (uncredited)
Valerie Hadden ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss P. Hampson ... Extra (uncredited)
Jean Hanson ... Extra (uncredited)
John Hatchman ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss B. Hatchman ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. V. Hatchman ... Extra (uncredited)
Jacqueline Hathaway ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
B. Hayward ... Extra (uncredited)
E. Higgs ... Extra (uncredited)
Ernest Higgs ... Fruiterer in Buttermarket (uncredited)
Dorothy Hollinshead ... Extra (uncredited)
Margaret Hollinshead ... Extra (uncredited)
Pat Horsefield ... Extra (uncredited)
Eileen Hughes ... Extra (uncredited)
Margaret Hughes ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Johnson ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Johnson ... Extra (uncredited)
R.A. Jones ... Extra (uncredited)
Rita Jones ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
S. Jones ... Extra (uncredited)
Tom Jones ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss F. Judd ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. L. Keyworth ... Extra (uncredited)
Anne Kinsella ... Extra (uncredited)
Jose Kinsella ... Extra (uncredited)
H.E. Knight ... Extra (uncredited)
Rosalind Knight ... Young Girl at Racecourse (uncredited)
C. Kyte ... Extra (uncredited)
D.C. Kyte ... Extra (uncredited)
L. Lancaster ... Extra (uncredited)
Enoch Langford ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. F.K. Langford ... Extra (uncredited)
Gordon Lewis ... Extra (uncredited)
Ivor Lewis ... Choir Member (uncredited)
Sybil Lewis ... Choir Member (uncredited)
Edward Licsauer ... Extra (uncredited)
A.J. Lloyd ... Extra (uncredited)
Joseph Lloyd ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Lloyd ... Extra (uncredited)
Pamela Lloyd ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
June Lockett ... Extra (uncredited)
Edward Longland ... Extra (uncredited)
Margaret A. Longland ... Extra (uncredited)
B. Luscott ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Maiklem ... Extra (uncredited)
D. Makgill ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J.C. Martin ... Extra (uncredited)
Avis Massie ... Extra (uncredited)
Freda Massie ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. F. Massie ... Extra (uncredited)
Alan Matthews ... Extra (uncredited)
Judith Matthews ... Extra (uncredited)
Richard Matthews ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss P. Mitchell ... Extra (uncredited)
G.A. Monk ... Extra (uncredited)
Charlie Moore Jr. ... Extra (uncredited)
Charlie Moore ... Extra (uncredited)
Jim Moore ... Urchin (uncredited)
Mrs. M. Moore ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. S. Moore ... Extra (uncredited)
Jean Morgan ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Mrs. M.E. Morgan ... Extra (uncredited)
S. Morris ... Extra (uncredited)
E. Mortimer ... Extra (uncredited)
J.W. Moseley ... Extra (uncredited)
Mr. Moseley ... Extra (uncredited)
Priscilla Moseley ... Extra (uncredited)
Gillian Nicklin ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Beryl Northwood ... Extra (uncredited)
Fay Northwood ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. F. Northwood ... Extra (uncredited)
A.J. Norton ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. A.J. Norton ... Extra (uncredited)
Maureen O'Connell ... Extra (uncredited)
M.E. Oliver ... Extra (uncredited)
Clive Palmer ... Extra (uncredited)
Ivor C. Palmer ... Extra (uncredited)
F. Parton ... Extra (uncredited)
James Parton ... Extra (uncredited)
Peter Parton ... Extra (uncredited)
Barry Phillips ... Extra (uncredited)
Vivian Phillips ... Extra (uncredited)
W. Phillips ... Extra (uncredited)
Jean Pinches ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. L. Pitcher ... Extra (uncredited)
John Pitwell ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. B. Preece ... Extra (uncredited)
T. Prestwood ... Extra (uncredited)
H.E. Ravenscroft ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss G. Read ... Extra (uncredited)
Josephine Reece ... Extra (uncredited)
Ann Rennison ... Extra (uncredited)
H. Reynolds ... Extra (uncredited)
I. Reynolds ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss A. Reynolds ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss A. Richards ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Richards ... Extra (uncredited)
R.W. Rivers ... Extra (uncredited)
Roger Rochelle ... Extra (uncredited)
G. Rowe ... Extra (uncredited)
N. Rowlands ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss B. Sankey ... Extra (uncredited)
Ann Saywood ... Extra (uncredited)
C.W. Shaw ... Extra (uncredited)
Colin Shaw ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss L. Shaw ... Extra (uncredited)
A. Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
Diana Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
E.D. Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
Elizabeth Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
K.G.V. Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
Michael Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E.M. Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
R.G.V. Smith ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss J. South ... Extra (uncredited)
Peter South ... Extra (uncredited)
C.F. Stentiford ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. C.F. Stentiford ... Extra (uncredited)
Michael Stephenson ... Extra (uncredited)
Edward Surman ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. Sutton ... Extra (uncredited)
C.V. Take ... Extra (uncredited)
Val Tart ... Extra (uncredited)
Jean Thomas ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Thompson ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E. Thompson ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Thompson ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. Joan Thompson ... Extra (uncredited)
Robinetta Thompson ... Extra (uncredited)
Joan Tipton ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E.H. Tipton ... Extra (uncredited)
T.H. Tipton ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. A. Townsend ... Extra (uncredited)
P. Tranter ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss J. Vow ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss G. Wall ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. G. Wall ... Extra (uncredited)
Robin Wall ... Extra (uncredited)
Tony Wall ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss L.E. Weale ... Extra (uncredited)
Ann Whitman ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)

David Wilkes ... Extra (uncredited)
Graham Wilkes ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. E. Wilkes ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. J. Wilkes ... Extra (uncredited)
Glyn Williams ... Extra (uncredited)
R. Wimby ... Extra (uncredited)
Mr. F. Withers ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. F. Withers ... Extra (uncredited)
W. Woodhall ... Extra (uncredited)
H. Woodhouse ... Extra (uncredited)
Janet Woodvine ... Extra (uncredited)
H.S. Woodworth ... Extra (uncredited)
Alec Worsley ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. A. Worsley ... Extra (uncredited)
Miss J. Wyse ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. C.F. Wyse ... Extra (uncredited)
F.W. Yates ... Extra (uncredited)
Janet Yates ... Maypole Dancer (uncredited)
Mrs. I. Yates ... Extra (uncredited)
Mrs. V. Yates ... Extra (uncredited)
Susan Yates ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Powell 
Emeric Pressburger 
 
Writing credits
Mary Webb (novel)

Michael Powell  &
Emeric Pressburger 

Produced by
George R. Busby .... assistant producer
Michael Powell .... producer
Emeric Pressburger .... producer
David O. Selznick .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Easdale 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis 
 
Film Editing by
Reginald Mills 
 
Production Design by
Hein Heckroth 
 
Art Direction by
Arthur Lawson 
 
Costume Design by
Ivy Baker 
Julia Squire 
 
Makeup Department
Connie Reeve .... makeup artist
Jimmy Vining .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sydney Streeter .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ivor Beddoes .... assistant art director
Ivor Beddoes .... assistant designer
Peter Mullins .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound
Red Law .... sound
Charles Poulton .... sound
Claude Hitchcock .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
W. Percy Day .... process shots
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Francis .... camera operator
Bill Wall .... chief electrician
Fred Daniels .... still photographer: portraits (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter R. Hunt .... associate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brian Easdale .... conductor
Brian Easdale .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... technicolor color consultant
C.W.R. Knight .... animal supplier (as Captain C.W.R. Knight)
Jean Knight .... animal trainer
George Minassian .... technicolor technician
Alec Mozeley .... puppeteer
Percy Tarbuck .... fight double: Edward Marston
Thomas Blakemore .... Shropshire Dialect Coach - Miss Jones (uncredited)
Miss Joyce Duckett .... stand-in: Jennifer Jones (uncredited)
Vivienne Knight .... publicist (uncredited)
Percy Tarbuck .... double: Edward Marston in longshot (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Wild Heart" - USA (recut version)
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Runtime:
110 min | USA:82 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:

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Trivia:
The choir was the real choir from the local Methodist chapel. When he heard them singing, director Michael Powell said they were too good and he wanted them to sound "more ragged, like a choir of country folk" only to be told "But we ARE country folk, Mr. Powell."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Shot of ladies in carriage going to the chapel social has a 1950s road sign visible on the right. The film was set in the 1890s.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Sigh No More LadiesSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An American fan of the Archers., 6 May 2003
Author: Greg Couture from Portland, Oregon

Somehow this film was made without the incessant tinkering for which David O. Selznick was notoriously famous, presumably because he had allowed his wife, Jennifer Jones, to travel to Great Britain and work her magic untrammelled by his day-to-day presence on the set and in the screening room as rushes were viewed. By all reports, however, he was so horrified by what Powell and Pressburger had wrought that what we on this side of the Atlantic were allowed to view bears only a faint resemblance to the intentions of those English artists,

It has been years since I saw, on a television broadcast, a no doubt truncated and heavily reedited version under its U.S. title, "The Wild Heart" but, as I had before, I was amazed at the "Archers" beautiful, almost florid, use of Technicolor and their apparently reckless disregard for the expectations of an audience weaned on American pablum and the more refined output of their English peers of the cinema.

Miss Jones is vibrantly beautiful and endlessly fascinating as she plays Hazel Woodus and it goes without saying that her support from a memorable cast of carefully chosen players, professional and, I would guess, amateur is of an order that one can always confidently expect from the British both on stage and on screen. It's wishful thinking, at this late date, I suppose but a VHS or DVD version, available to us here in the U.S., would be a remarkable addition to a movie-lover's library.

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