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Sin of Esther Waters (1948)

Esther Waters (original title)
Passed | | Drama | 1 November 1948 (UK)
Esther goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William, who then takes off with his employer's daughter. Left alone to bring up the child, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Esther
... William Latch
... Fred
... Randal
... Mrs. Barfield
Margaret Diamond ... Sarah
... Journeyman
Morland Graham ... Ketley
... Mrs. Latch
... Hospital Nurse (as Pauline Jamieson)
... Margaret
Margaret Withers ... Grover
Julian D'Albie ... Squire Barfield (as Julian d'Albie)
Nuna Davey ... Matron
Beryl Measor ... Mrs. Spires
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Esther goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William, who then takes off with his employer's daughter. Left alone to bring up the child, Esther manages and after 7 years has a chance at happiness. Then William turns up again... Written by Gillian Richards <gillian.richards@tafensw.edu.au>

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30 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you like the British costume dramas of this era, then Esther Waters is for you. Set in the 1880s it follows a servant girl as she meets and falls in love with a young man whose mother she works for - then is shattered when he goes off with another woman, leaving her pregnant and broke. She endeavours to raise the child on her own, finding it difficult because the general public is extremely biased against young unwed mothers. The movie drags a bit, but it is worth a watch!


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