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The Wicked Lady (1945)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 21 December 1946 (USA)
17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »

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Lady Kingsclere (as Enid Stamp Taylor)
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Beatrice Varley ...
Aunt Moll
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Aunt Doll
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Martin Worth
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Ned Cotterill
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Mistress Betsy
Muriel Aked ...
Mrs. Munce
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17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to the roads as a highwayman! The thrill of these ventures proves addictive...especially when she meets a male highwayman who becomes her lover. Together, the two desperados lead a gay secret life, pursued by the local magistrate Sir Ralph Skelton...Barbara's husband! To what further crimes will the wicked Lady Skelton descend? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Adventure | Drama

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21 December 1946 (USA)  »

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Le masque aux yeux verts  »

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1.37 : 1
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Both Margaret Lockwood and Patricia Roc were brought back to Gainsborough to re-shoot some of their scenes with less revealing décolleté versions of their revealing wardrobe. Despite this, "The Wicked Lady" was the very first British film to be cut by Hollywood censors due to leading lady Margaret Lockwood's still remaining revealing cleavage. See more »

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The newspaper that first reports Barbara's and Jerry's exploits is dated Thursday, November 10th 1683. The 10th was a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Kit Locksby: [to Barbara] For the rest of my life I shall find no other woman who can stir my pulse or tear at my eye strings as you do!
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Featured in Shepperton Babylon (2005) See more »

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Highwayman's Song
(uncredited)
Written by Hubert Bath
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The most Wicked Lady in film!
1 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I grew up loving this film and its still amazing fun with drama, sex (1940s style)double crossing and corsets. Lockwood is at her best and looks stunning throughout the film. A great British cast with James Mason, Patricia Roc and Michael Rennie who looked incredibly sexy and when you consider his other work it hard to believe its the same man. Barbara Worth is in my opinion the most wicked lady ever put on film .

What I'll comment on is that I got a friend to watch it recently and said this is the most wicked woman on film, which left her unimpressed until she watched and then agreed whole heartedly that Lockwood is the most wicked lady ever put on the silver screen. Its campy, overly dramatic and glamorous, what more could you want from a 1940s classic!


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