The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she ... See full summary »
In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »
Both trifles and structure are tossed out the door by director Ken Russell in this film. Here, historical content matters not so much as metaphors, feelings, emotions, and interpretations, ... See full summary »
At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »
Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.
The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's ... See full summary »
Robert Powell plays jude, a self-educated young man who can't escape the role of stone mason in class-conscious england in the 1800s. He falls for his cousin Sue, a beautiful strong-willed woman played by Fiona Walker. The ups and downs of their romance make up most of the movie.
This is a 4 1/2 hour BBC soap and i don't like soaps but this one was OK. Fiona is a very attractive woman and added immensely to the movie. No action and not a very exciting film but i did get caught up in this sad story. In the last hour, an extremely disturbing thing happens. I didn't see it coming at all and it really knocked me over.
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