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Lorna Doone (1951)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 31 May 1951 (USA)
Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.


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R.D. Blackmore (novel) (as Richard D. Blackmore), George Bruce (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Barbara Hale ... Lorna Doone
Richard Greene ... John Ridd
Carl Benton Reid ... Sir Ensor Doone
William Bishop ... Carver Doone
Ron Randell ... Tom Faggus
Sean McClory ... Charleworth Doone
Onslow Stevens ... Counsellor Doone
Lester Matthews ... King Charles II
John Dehner ... Baron de Wichehalse
Gloria Petroff Gloria Petroff ... Lorna Doone as a Child


Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

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Release Date:

31 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burg der Rache See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Predictable but fun...and Barbara Hale is top-billed!
11 March 2018 | by GodeonWaySee all my reviews

My main trepidation when tuning in to this costumer was that there would be California accents ringing all around Richard Greene and Merrie England...but no! Everyone from lovely Barbara Hale to the slew of Hollywood western veterans that surround her (including Ray Teal, Harry Lauter, and the always excellent Myron Healy) all come up with admirable mid-Atlantic intonations. Yes, the plot is old as the hills, and the production values are B+ rather than A. But the technicolor is great, and the drama and thrills are definitely there. This overlooked movie is pure comfort viewing for anyone who enjoys ridiculous historical adventures from 1950s Hollywood. Loved it.

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