The Land Girls (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  12 June 1998 (USA)
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ag (Agapanthus)
Prue (Prudence)
Joe Lawrence
Tom Georgeson ...
Mr. John Lawrence
Maureen O'Brien ...
Mrs. John Lawrence
Gerald Down ...
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand
Nick Mollo ...
Barry Hampton
Michael Mantas ...
Nicholas Le Prevost ...
Agricultural Officer
District Commissioner
Ann Bell ...
Philip's Mother


During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become best friends in spite of their different backgrounds. Written by Anonymous

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The story of three young women and the events that would change their lives... The friendships that would stay with them forever... and the loves that would change their hearts.


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amores en tiempos de guerra  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,921 (USA) (12 June 1998)


£1,044,180 (UK) (16 October 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Reverend Alan Bennett, seen conducting the christening near the end of the film, is the actual Rector of the church where the scene was filmed. See more »


Almost all windows in during the war were taped with what looks similar to masking tape to minimize flying glass in the event of bombing. This was not evident anywhere in the film, even in scenes in Southampton (which is even shown being bombed early in the film). See more »


Joe Lawrence: Have you lost something then, Miss Stella?
Stella: No
Joe Lawrence: What's up then?
Stella: Nothing.
Joe Lawrence: Where are you going then?
Stella: Where do you think.
Joe Lawrence: [loudly] Ratty, she's looking for a place to go.
Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand: What does she want? A perch?
Stella: Please, I don't need a map.
Joe Lawrence: [loudly] Where can she go, Ratty?
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Speed the Plough
Written by John Kirkpatrick, Michael Gregory (as Mike Gregory) and Howard Evans
Performed by The Albion Dance Band from Larkrise to Candleford
Published in the UK by Concorde International Management Consultants Ltd.
By permission of Leosong Copyright Service Ltd.
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Totally satisfying to heart and mind in deep contrast with newly released ENIGMA.
6 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I must compare LAND GIRLS (1998)with the newly-released (2001) ENIGMA both of which I saw this evening. The more recent film is utterly cliche-ridden (Tom Stoppard, the screenwriter, even throws in a bit borrowed from John Buchan's 39 STEPS!) while David Leland's movie continues to surprise the viewer to the last frame. The horror,the restraint, the mood of Britain at war come through careful period reconstruction. Reality is heightened so that the dazzlingly photographed British countryside continually reminds us of the dark shadow of War which hangs over these young lives. The acting is uniformly good and many of the cast come from the British stage to deliver real truth-of-performance. Unlike ENIGMA'S characters you believe the Land Girls and the people around them.

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