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The Girl (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  16 February 1996 (UK)
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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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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
Denny Ferguson ...
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Dandy Smollett
James Garbutt ...
Grandad
Donald Gee ...
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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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Lovely, layered tale
15 October 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews



Like other Catherine Cookson's stories, "The Girl" focuses on a young woman who must overcome emotional and physical obstacles to finally come into the life she deserves. This tale is no different. The performances are excellent, and the costuming and locations equally well done.

A lovely, powerful story.


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