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Gone to Earth (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 November 1950 (UK)
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire even after she marries a clergyman.

Writers:

Mary Webb (novel), Michael Powell | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Jones ... Hazel Woodus
David Farrar ... John 'Jack' Reddin
Cyril Cusack ... Edward Marston
Sybil Thorndike ... Mrs. Marston
Edward Chapman ... Mr. James
Esmond Knight ... Abel Woodus
Hugh Griffith ... Andrew Vessons
George Cole George Cole ... Cousin Albert
Beatrice Varley ... Aunt Prowde
Frances Clare Frances Clare ... Amelia Clomber
Raymond Rollett Raymond Rollett ... Landlord / Elder
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... Roadmender / Elder
Bartlett Mullins Bartlett Mullins ... Chapel elder, dress shop owner
Arthur Mainzer Arthur Mainzer ... Chapel elder (as Arthur Reynolds)
Ann Titheradge Ann Titheradge ... Miss James
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Storyline

Hazel Woodus is a beautiful but innocent country girl who loves all the creatures around her, especially her pet fox cub. She is given a rough time by her father but can escape to run barefoot through the woods when her harsh life gets too much for her. It is there that she is found by the local squire, Jack Reddin, finds her and is struck by her beauty. The obvious conflict develops when the squire leads the local hunt and tries to kill Hazel's pet fox. The title "Gone to Earth" is taken from the huntsmans cry when the target is no longer obtainable. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A great new emotional drama with Jennifer Jones in a performance as memorable as those she gave in "The Song of Bernadette" and "Duel in the Sun" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Some sources mention Sidney James was cast in this movie, which isn't true. See more »

Goofs

Before Hazel steps into the water to be baptized, you can see that her dress is already wet. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Woodus: The world wasn't made in seven days only for Abel Woodus.
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Alternate Versions

The reedited and shortened version titled "The Wild Heart" was produced after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a prologue. (2) Adding scenes explaining things, often by putting labels or inscriptions on them. (3) Adding more close-ups of Jennifer Jones (Selznick's wife). He also deleted a few scenes that he felt weren't dramatic enough. Sadly some of these were major plot points so the story doesn't make as much sense as the original. In his autobiographies, Powell claimed that Selznick only left about 35 mins of the original film. In fact there's a lot more than that. About 2/3 of the original remains. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kate Bush: Hounds of Love - Under Review (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Harps in Heaven
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged for harp by Brian Easdale
Performed by Jennifer Jones
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20 April 2004 | by dl-berghuis13See all my reviews

I believe I saw this movie perhaps 50 plus years ago, as a young man. It must have been in the mid 1950s or around then. I found Jennifer Jones to be a marvelous actress in this movie and found that to be true in other movies she starred in. But I was overwhelmingly struck with the beauty of the Shrophire countryside which to some extent was almost as much of an attraction to me as Jennifer Jones. I have searched for a long time for this movie...but all I could truly remember of it , with the obvious exception of Miss Jones, was the scream or shout at the end of it ----Gone to Earth. I only know have found out what the meaning of that call was. I will be wanting to purchase this movie soon. Don Berghuis


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1950 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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