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The Wicked Lady (1945)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 21 December 1946 (USA)
A noblewoman begins to lead a dangerous double life in order to alleviate her boredom.

Director:

Leslie Arliss

Writers:

Magdalen King-Hall (novel), Leslie Arliss (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Lockwood ... Barbara
James Mason ... Jackson
Patricia Roc ... Caroline
Griffith Jones ... Sir Ralph
Michael Rennie ... Kit Locksby
Felix Aylmer ... Hogarth
Enid Stamp-Taylor ... Lady Kingsclere (as Enid Stamp Taylor)
Francis Lister ... Lord Kingsclere
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Aunt Moll
Amy Dalby Amy Dalby ... Aunt Doll
Martita Hunt ... Cousin Agatha
David Horne ... Martin Worth
Emrys Jones ... Ned Cotterill
Helen Goss ... Mistress Betsy
Muriel Aked Muriel Aked ... Mrs. Munce
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Mason meets his match in "The Wicked Lady". (Title lobby card). See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le masque aux yeux verts See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Griffiths Jones is the father to Nicholas and Gemma Jones who both became actors. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara and Captain Jack hold up a bullion coach, they do so by blocking a bridge with a tipped-over carriage. When they make their getaway, one of the coachmen gives chase on horseback from the bridge, but the tipped-over coach has now vanished. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Worth: Why did you shoot that horse? I'd rather kill a man any day.
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Alternate Versions

The first USA release version differed from the original UK version by substituting footage with higher necklines on some women's costumes. See more »


Soundtracks

Gigue
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Purcell
Arranged by Hans May
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Splendid British piece of work
13 April 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

That's the best British film I have ever seen, at least concerning those from the forties, which is a period that I am not particularly fond of. Margaret Lockwood is here absolutely outstanding, terrific as an evil woman who has nothing to envy from Gene Tierney's similar performance in LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN. A most possessive woman for sure. I saw it thirty years ago and I have it in my collection. That's a pure jewel, folks. British cinema industry is quite different from the US one. And many movies from this country remain to be discovered, even today.

A real must see.


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