Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »
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 Cissie Brodie (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Isabelle Fischel (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Matthew Turnbull (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Cunningham (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Lord Fischel (3 episodes, 1994)
Leanne Bradford ...
 Bella Brodie (3 episodes, 1994)
Luke Conway ...
 Jimmy Brodie (3 episodes, 1994)
Fiona Dixon ...
 Mary Brodie (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Rose Turnbull (3 episodes, 1994)
Danny Lee ...
 William Brodie (3 episodes, 1994)
Andrew McWilliams ...
 Joe Brodie (3 episodes, 1994)
Charles Pemberton ...
 Hatton (3 episodes, 1994)
Edward Rawle-Hicks ...
 Clive Fischel (2 episodes, 1994)
Tim Barker ...
 Morris (2 episodes, 1994)
Mike Elliott ...
 Miller Watson (2 episodes, 1994)
Henry Moxon ...
 Parson Hedley (2 episodes, 1994)
George Ralstrick ...
 Turnbull (2 episodes, 1994)
Sheri Shepstone ...
 Nancy Turnbull (2 episodes, 1994)
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Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for her younger brothers and sisters with the help of Matthew, a local carpenter, but her life becomes complicated when the aristocratic Fischel family take an unwelcome interest. Written by Anonymous

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Catherine Cookson is rolling in her grave
24 January 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Dwelling Place is one of the best books I've ever read with strong characters and an unforgettable plot. This movie is NOTHING like the book. Nothing. The Cissie of the book was beautiful, strong, dignified and weighed down by the burden of having to feed and shelter nine children; the Cissie in the movie looked and acted like a street urchin who never displayed grief at losing her parents and who obviously never combed her hair.

The characters of Isabel and Clive were so stereotypical that it was laughable - she was the evil witch and he was the weak-kneed pretty boy with not one ounce of courage.

The only cast member worth a nickel was Ray (who played Matthew). The screenwriters and directors of this joke should hang their heads in shame.


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