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Silas Marner (1985)
"Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  30 December 1985 (UK)
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When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.

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In 19th-century England, a misanthropic weaver named Silas Marner hoards his gold. But his life changes when his gold is stolen, and then a baby girl wanders into his life. He raises little Eppie, but her real father is not far away. Written by Kathy Li

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19th century hermit regains his place in community
27 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the uplifting story of Silas Marner, a 19th century English working man, who seems to be greatly wronged repeatedly by people in his community. As an eligible young man, a rival framed him out of greed as well as envy, leaving Marner wrongly accused of theft, upon which he relocates in a different village.

For some 15 years, Marner lives like a hermit, hording the money he earns as a weaver. Said to be "in with the wicked one", possessing strange magic, town folk avoid contact with the mysterious man. Ben Kingsley is perfectly cast as the reclusive Marner.

Suddenly, in short succession, two events change the life of Master Marner forever, even restoring his faith in a Supreme Being and the good in his fellow man. Without revealing the surprises held by this wonderful story, I can highly recommend this film to viewers of teen age and above. Not just another tear jerker, but a strong social statement as well. An excellent film.


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