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The Wicked Lady (1983)

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

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Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. While on the road she meets a famous highwayman, and they continue as a team, but some people begin suspecting her identity, and she risks death if she continues her nefarious activities. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She seduced, robbed and murdered...That was on her good days. [Theatrical]

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28 October 1983 (USA)  »

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A Dama Perversa  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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This is one of few movies in film history where a highwayman has been a woman i.e. a highway-woman. See more »

Quotes

Hogarth: To your duties, all of you! Sluts! To your duties!
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Referenced in In Confidence: Michael Winner (2012) See more »

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Cuckolds All A Row
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Traditional: Playford's Dancing master, 1651
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Highway robbery!
8 April 2005 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Heavy handed adventure with Faye (who followed up Mommie Dearest with this) robbing stage coaches in full period costume. The production is pretty decent, as is the cast, but the film is so woefully over-the-top that you just want to slap director Michael Winner sometimes. What could have been. And that nudity thrown in for no apparent reason is absurd. The scene where Faye whips the clothes off the wife of her lover at his funeral is classic camp, however. Best performance is given by Denholm Elliott, who plays Faye's put-upon husband. This is in the same league as the even more preposterous Mata-Hari...which even shares co-star Oliver Tobias! This one is good for a few laughs.


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