Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

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The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, conflict is inevitable... Over seven days journey from London, Exmoor is a primitive and lawless area. Here, farmer Jack Ridd lives with his wife Sarah, son John, and two daughters. The only shadow over their simple life is cast by the notorious outlaw family the Doones. The aristocratic Doones were banished from their ancestral lands and now live through looting, theft, and murder. Their brutality is legendary... Written by Anonymous

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Movie debut of Jesse Spencer. See more »

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When Tom explains to John that Lorna was kidnapped and is not a true Doone, the girl playing young Lorna changes. The girl in the stage coach has blonde hair, but the girl put on the horse with Sir Ensor Doone has brown hair. See more »

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Carver Doone: If you're so wise, Father, why didn't Ensor choose you to be his successor? You are his oldest living son.
Counselor Doone: Some men inspire loyalty and devotion, while others, like me, merely respect.
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Version of Lorna Doone (1922) See more »

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From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', First Edition (1651)
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Disappointed in choice of actor for lead roles
14 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Read the novel many years ago. John Ridd was a huge man!! What a disappointment to see a medium sized man play the part, because much of the romance of the story (especially from a woman's perspective) was based on the 'size' of John Ridd. Also, Lorna was 'very' beautiful. The actress was lovely, but not what I would call 'unforgettably' beautiful. The story lost its appeal the minute I saw John Ridd the size of any other man. Also, he just did not sell me on the part he played. This is not the first time I have been disappointed to see a movie after I read the novel, and saw the movie industry take great liberties with some of the basic story line.


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