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Bitter Harvest (1963)

A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

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Jennie Jones
John Stride ...
Anne Cunningham ...
Ella
Alan Badel ...
Karl Denny
Vanda Godsell ...
Mrs. Pitt
Norman Bird ...
Mr. Pitt
Terence Alexander ...
Andy
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Rex
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Violet
William Lucas ...
David Medwin
Daphne Anderson ...
Nancy Medwin
Derek Francis ...
Mr. Jones
Mary Merrall ...
Aunt Louise
May Hallatt ...
Colin Gordon ...
Charles
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A pretty young woman will do anything to escape her deadly dull existence in the backlots of Wales. But when she reaches the bright lights of London is the price too high?

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10 October 1963 (UK)  »

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Lustans skörd  »

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Bitter Harvest Theme
Music by Laurie Johnson (uncredited)
Played by Acker Bilk (as Mr. Acker Bilk)
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The story of a girl who is determined to make it her own way
14 March 2003 | by (New York, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Perhaps somewhat dated by today's standards, but, nevertheless, an interesting tale about a girl from Wales who ends up in London and then begins what she perceives to be her climb up the ladder of success. Each time she meets a new person, the viewer learns a little bit more about her personality. Where will it all end?


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