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The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947)

On Romney Marsh at the turn of the century, a woman farmer has three suitors.

Directors:

Charles Frend, Robert Hamer (uncredited)

Writers:

Sheila Kaye Smith (novel) (as Sheila Kaye-Smith), H.E. Bates (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Googie Withers ... Joanna Godden
Jean Kent ... Ellen Godden
John McCallum ... Arthur Alce
Derek Bond ... Martin Trevor
Henry Mollison ... Harry Trevor
Chips Rafferty ... Collard
Sonia Holm ... Louise
Josephine Stuart Josephine Stuart ... Grace Wickens
Alec Faversham Alec Faversham ... Peter Relf
Edward Rigby ... Stuppeny
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Isaac Turk
Fred Bateman Fred Bateman ... Young Turk
Douglas Jefferies Douglas Jefferies ... Huggett
Gilbert Davis Gilbert Davis ... Godfrey
Grace Arnold ... Martha
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The story of a woman who loved three men for their different ways and discovered after many a heartache, that her first love was also her true love. Edward the Peacemaker was on the throne of England when Joanna Godden's father died and bequeathed a large farm on the Romney Marsh of Kent. Beautiful, impetuous, self-willed, Joanna determined to defy convention and - a mere woman - run the farm herself. Her decision outraged the whole shire - not least her farmer neighbour Arthur Alce. Written by Aline

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Trivia

The love theme by Ralph Vaughan Williams was later used in his 6th Symphony (1947). See more »

Goofs

When the maid brings water to the 3 people shearing sheep, she brings out 3 mugs but when she places them down there are only 2 and one of the men, who has not been served, brings his mug back. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: " The world, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh".

The Marsh lies where Kent ends and Sussex begins.

A place apart, which man has slowly won, acre by acre, from the sea. A flat land, flat as the sea-bed it once was, and a Marsh only in name, for man has transformed bog and reeds into pasture. An austere land of windswept distances and scattered communities. Lonely now, but lonelier still in 1905. See more »

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The Miner's Dream of Home
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Written by Leo Dryden and Will Godwin
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lásky Jany Goddenové See more »

Filming Locations:

Dungeness, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Ealing Studios See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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