Mary stands trial for throwing vitriol in the face of Elizabeth, her rival for the love of Frank.

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Mary McDowall
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Fergus McDowall
Susan Tebbs ...
Elizabeth Plantney
Carl Bernard ...
Thorpe
Peter Cellier ...
Archibold
Donald Eccles ...
Judge
Kevin Lindsay ...
Clerk
William Simons ...
Jesse (as Bill Simons)
Jean Rimmer ...
Wardress
Rex Arundel ...
Dr. Ainsworth
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Mary McDowell finds herself in court accused of throwing acid in the face of Elizabeth Plantney, a rival for the affections of Frank Oppidan. Mary and Frank had met when he wanted to buy some watercress. They were attracted to each other and soon were lovers. Frank very much wanted to marry her but she always refused him, without giving any reasonable explanation. Angry, Frank stopped seeing her and soon met Elizabeth with whom he became engaged. One night as they were walking along a country road, Mary suddenly appeared and threw the acid in Elizabeth's face, severely disfiguring her. Through flashbacks, Mary and Frank recount their story and important information not made public in court is revealed. Written by garykmcd

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16 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Carl Bernard died before transmission. See more »

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One of my favorites from PBS
21 October 2002 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This was a part of a beautifully produced and moving series based on

short stories by A.E. Coppard. I cannot remember the titles of the

other films in this series but I keep hoping I will see it released on

video and am also hoping that there are other viewers out there who have

not forgotten this excellent product


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