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The Girl (1996)

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In mid-19th century Yorkshire, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive wife ... See full summary »

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Hannah Boyle (as Siobhan Flynn)
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Ned Ridley
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Fred Loam
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Mrs. Daisy Loam
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Anne Thornton
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John Thornton
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Mr. Beaumont
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Dandy Smollett
James Garbutt ...
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Donald Gee ...
Reverend Crewe
Daphne Goddard ...
Miss Barrington
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In mid-19th century Yorkshire, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive wife Anne, who views Hannah only as evidence of her husband's infidelity, she is married off to the village butcher, whose waspish mother torments her further. But through her patience, intelligence and strength, she wins her freedom and the man she loves. Written by Debbie Vanderwerff

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Another Catherine Cookson classic
15 July 2013 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A good story never fades or ages, and that can be said for all of the movie-versions of Catherine Cookson's powerful novels. In spite of this movie being almost 20 years old, the power of its story and the depiction of the mean-hearted, neglectful wealthy and the struggles of the poor in Britain's North East, the hallmark setting of a Catherine Cookson story, remains timeless. Like all the movie-realizations of her novels, we're shown an almost green-and-pleasant England with its fair share of cruelty, nobility, non-starry-eyed romance, and tragedy transforming into personal triumph. All 2+ hours of this story will fly past in almost no time leaving you sorry that you reached the end.


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