MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,990 this week

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

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 December 1985 (UK)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 420 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 01 Feb 2011
 
a list of 3622 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1049 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 594 titles
created 05 Nov 2012
 
list image
M.A
a list of 35 titles
created 15 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Silas Marner" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Silas Marner (TV Movie 1985)

Silas Marner (TV Movie 1985) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Silas Marner.
6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adam Bede (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1799 rural England emotions run high when two men, one rich and one poor love the same girl, driving the confused girl to drastic measures.

Director: Giles Foster
Stars: Iain Glen, Patsy Kensit, Susannah Harker
The Mill on the Floss (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Theakston
Stars: Emily Watson, Cheryl Campbell, James Frain
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal, famous Nazi Hunter. From his imprisonment in a Nazi Concentration Camp, the film follows his liberation and his rise to become one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Renée Soutendijk, Craig T. Nelson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan
Testimony (1988)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.

Director: Tony Palmer
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines, Magdalen Asquith
Lenin: The Train (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

March 1917. The first world war is already a couple year to pace. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to Saint-Petersburg. The outlaws stand under... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Leslie Caron, Dominique Sanda
The Mill on the Floss (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.

Stars: Judy Cornwell, Barbara Hicks, Pippa Guard
Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy
Harem (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Joffé
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Goldson
Silas Marner (TV Series 1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: David Markham, Moray Watson, Daphne Anderson
The War That Never Ends (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens vs. Sparta for 27 years) told in the format of newsbroadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: John Bennett, David Calder, Oliver Ford Davies
Silas Marner (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Frank P. Donovan
Stars: Crauford Kent, Marguerite Courtot, Robert Kenyon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Patrick Ryecart ...
...
...
...
Elizabeth Hoyle ...
Melinda Whiting ...
Angela Pleasence ...
Rosemary Martin ...
Robert Putt ...
...
Tony Caunter ...
Mr. Snell
Michael Bilton ...
Mr. Macey
...
Bob Dowlas
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 December 1985 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Silas Marner  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Les liens du coeur (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Hills and Far Away
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A beautiful adaptation withe a fine performance by Kingsley
2 March 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am very surprised that there are no comments at all on this wonderful TV adaptation of one of George Eliot's thankfully shorter books. The plot of the book is rather melodramatic but it basically doesn't matter because the film concentrates on the strange and moving story of Silas himself, who falls into despair and becomes a recluse and miser when he is wrongly accused of a crime and is saved by the unexpected appearance in his life of a small child.

Put this way, it sounds mawkish, but Silas is wonderfully handled by Ben Kingsley. He is a great actor who quietly inhabits every part he plays. The story is also about the importance of community. It is only when Silas becomes part of the village of Raveloe and its basically welcoming people that his life begins to turn around.

I am a notorious weeper at movies and I cried a lot when I rented this, not at the sad bits but at the parts when Silas realises that he is not alone. For all those who like period movies (the late 18th century scene is well recreated) and character-driven plots.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lovely adaptation of a classic story susan8one
Soundtrack suzannetf
What accent/dialect did Silas Marner speak with? justinmschw
Discuss Silas Marner (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?