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Lord Sarn
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Anthony Raine
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Rhiannon
Dafydd Hywel ...
Rhodri Hughes
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Sarah Hughes
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Sir Henry
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Mrs. Wet
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Mordecai Thomas
Brinley Jenkins ...
Sir Neil Watkyn
Jack Walters ...
William Hughes
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The film is set in Wales and concerns itself with the aristocracy who are taxing to common people to ruin. Naturally, a certain member of said aristocracy decided that all this is not on, chiefly because most of the money collected by the taxes etc is being spent on keeping Lord Sarn drunk. So Anthony Raine dresses up as a woman, calls himself Rebecca, and leads the common people to victory over their masters. Written by Dave B <dxb@cs.bham.ac.uk>

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According to the Guinness Book of Film Facts and Feats, this film holds the record for the longest interval between the writing of the screenplay (in 1948, by 'Dylan Thomas') and the film's release (in 1992) - 44 years. See more »

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Sarah Hughes: You haven't got a hangover ?
Rhodri Hughes: No.
Sarah Hughes: What were you doing, out till four o'clock in the morning, if you weren't drinking ?
Rhodri Hughes: Fornicating !
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Maurice the Pig as himself See more »

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Cross-dressing against oppression
2 June 2000 | by (Derbyshire, UK) – See all my reviews

The original screenplay for this film was written by Dylan Thomas, and this version by Karl Francis (a welshman himself) is appropriately absurd. The element of cross-dressing (not transvestism) involved earned the film a '15' certificate in the UK, perhaps not warranted by any other aspect of it.

Although based on true historical events, the real poverty and desperation of the period in which the film is set have been removed, and replaced with the standard characterisation of the Welsh as being unquestioningly religious, and given to mordant humour.

As can be imagined, a plot which involves men dressing up as women gives plenty of opportunities for ribaldry. Peter O'Toole is gloriously over-the-top as a drunken Lord, Simon Dormandy is a buffoonish cavalry officer, and the characters played by Dafydd Hywel, Sue Roderick, Huw Ceredig and even Joely Richardson have some nice earthy witticisms to deliver.

The welsh countryside in which the scenes were shot gives a nice light feel to the film, although it doesn't rain as much as ought to be expected; some local stately homes and buildings (such as Atlantic College) are impressive in the indoor sequences.

A nice evening's fun to watch.


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